Sunday, November 15, 2015

When to End Your Writing

"Picasso once said that a work of art is finished not when there's nothing more you can add, but nothing more you can take away." (from an article on reality TV script writing)

This reminds me of the probably apocryphal story about Michelangelo saying that sculpting was removing all the pieces of stone that didn't belong.

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Lyrics of the Most Beautiful Hymn: O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

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