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The Art of Short Form Content by Bryan Cook

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3Into the Windowless Rooms:

On Editing

" struc•ture (struk'cher), n., v., -tured, -turing. – n. 1. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way: hierarchical social structure. 2. The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup: triangular in structure. 3. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity: political structure; plot structure.

Houghton Mifflin, Dictionary of the English Language

In a certain sense, editing is cutting out the bad bits, the tough question is, What makes a bad bit?

Walter Murch, In the Blink of an Eye "

At a party a few years ago I was chatting with an architect friend about her profession. The conversation had begun casually enough ...

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