Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Members | Log In | Register

Throw Away? Options · View
Guest
Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:53:28 PM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 779,511
When editing your stories, do you keep the deleted paragraphs/phrases etc that didn't work in your final draft?

Dancing_Doll
Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 5:28:53 PM

Rank: Alpha Blonde
Moderator

Joined: 2/17/2010
Posts: 7,177
Location: Your dirty fantasy
No. When I delete, it's usually for a reason, meaning that I can say it better or the concept doesn't work. I haven't written and then deleted an entire sex scene yet, but if it was a substantial scene I'd put thought into but then dropped it from a particular story because it didn't quite work, I can see myself maybe saving it for future ideas/stories. It just hasn't happened yet for me. I delete everything I edit out.


Guest
Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:24:19 PM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 779,511
I don't delete, but move them to a different tab in my Scrivener. I've had a couple instances when a section I originally removed from a story actually worked in a later spot.

Once the story is completed and uploaded/accepted, then the 'scrap' tab is removed.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 5:22:35 AM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 779,511
I'm currently editing my story to be uploaded today, but as I started to proof read I found about three or four phrases/paragraphs that didn't fit in with the story, so I thought I'd use them for something else.

Happy Holidays occasion1
buttercup2u
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 5:22:45 AM

Rank: Forum Guru

Joined: 10/13/2012
Posts: 439
Location: lost in paradise, United States
I tend to keep things I have edited from a story or poem, I find, like many others, that just because it doesn't work in that particular story, doesn't mean its a bad idea, just that it isn't the place for it.
Wilful
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 4:00:08 PM

Rank: Devil's Advocate
Moderator

Joined: 6/15/2013
Posts: 1,467
Location: Digging a hole on the beach, Australia
If I think the section I need to take out is particularly good, or might come in handy again, I'll hold onto it for a bit, either pushing it down the page or pasting it into another document. But once I move past the point where I don't need it anymore, I just bin it.

Funnily enough though, the half dozen or so times I've done this so far, I've only salvaged maybe a sentence or two. But still...you never know.

Please take a look at my latest story, Banging for Roof.

And for a sexy little rush of Adrenalin, pick yourself up a copy of the Lush Summer anthology.
kornslayer1
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 7:25:37 PM

Rank: Evil Metalhead Dude

Joined: 4/1/2011
Posts: 820
Location: My Own Personal Hell, United States
Users browsing this topic
Guest 


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS

Powered by Yet Another Forum.net version 1.9.1.6 (NET v4.0) - 11/14/2007
Copyright © 2003-2006 Yet Another Forum.net. All rights reserved.