That is, if you’re struggling with a piece of writing, and keep coming back to that section you’re both really fond of but doesn’t seem quite “right,” cut it.
It’s likely too self-indulgent and precious to do anything more than weigh the rest of the piece down.
I had to do that with my upcoming piece for Taki’s, about this week’s “fake ID follies.”
But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to stick some of my “children” on my own damn blog, to give you something to think about (or not).
Two talking points I reluctantly pulled out of the hopper, presented without additional commentary from me: