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On becoming a better editor

I’m working on becoming not only a better writer in 2015 but a better editor and, in some cases, self-editor.

It’s a difficult thing because by definition you always think what you wrote is really good — that’s why you wrote it.

This from Jon Acuff was encouraging.

When you write a book, open a business or launch a product don’t be afraid to say goodbye to parts of what you are creating that don’t serve the larger mission, the momentum or the audience.

Strip them all away until the only thing that remains is the best of the best of the best. (Acuff)

Something to strive for this year — not only in writing but in the possessions I have and what I eat as well.