University of Floridas Citrus Experiment Station, five buildings isolated within vast surrounding groves. My intention in Florida was to find out why, and write a piece that would probably be short for. Green 3, if you dare. This is about what you leave out, not what you take off. But when Fred Brown says Come. The New Yorker, the first one seemed to his editor, Roger Angell, to contain an overabundance of funny lines. Robert Wright, Richard Preston or New Yorker editor, david Remnick. Things fit, even if some things have to wait a week or two, or six months. The greening I did in Time Edit convinced me that just about any piece I write could be improved if, when it was supposedly ready to hand in, I looked in the mirror and said sternly to myself Green fourteen or Green eight. To the great task remaining before.
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When I was in college, anyone who put those two words together would have been looked on as a comedian or a fool. Ideally, a piece of writing should grow to whatever length is sustained by its selected materialthat much and no more. D.s in oranges, and there was a citrus library of a hundred thousand titlesscientific papers, mainly, and doctoral dissertations, and six thousand books. Leave judgment in the eye of the beholder. Should I cut that out? For example, if you green the latter part of sentence 9 and the first part of sentence 10, you can attach the head of 9 to the long tail of 10 and pick up twenty-four words, nine per cent of Abraham Lincolns famously compact composition. In 1958, in an Art of Fiction interview for. Measure cumulatively the fragments you remove and see how many lines would be gone if the prose were reformatted. Its as striking as Mont-Saint-Michel. At Time, Calvin Trillin was a colleague, as he has been throughout my years with The New Yorker. The ultimate piece ran at fifty-five thousand words in three consecutive issues of the magazine. When I worked at, time, after at last escaping Miscellany I wrote for five years in a back-of-the-book section called Show Business.
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