Episode 3 – Word Hoarding and Editing


On a pleasant sunny Saturday in Dublin, over afternoon tea,
I hosted our third episode – a discussion on editing. Kate, Maire and I are all
in the process of editing the third draft of our novels/screenplay and because
of this I thought it would be interesting to compare our individual editing
process and our different approaches to this.

Over the clinking of teacups we examined the virtues of
following a rigid structure to place the beats of the story where the audience
expects them to be, as opposed to abandoning conventional wisdom and letting
the story find its own format.

However, if while listening to this, you are more likely to
be sipping something more alcoholic than tea, a fun drinking game might be to
take a shot every time someone says ‘yeah’. I doubt you will make it passed
minute twenty.





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