Creation of an epic – 25

That first draft took the form of a manuscript in which the three stories were arranged to be followed simultaneously:  Canto One of the first would be followed by Canto One of the second, then Canto One of the third.  The manuscript was so large that I had to bind…

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Creation of an epic – 24

So the grinding work began.  Douglas Campbell carefully checked spelling and grammatical errors while Carolyn started on the substantive editing.  I went through line by line, sometimes adjusting metre, sometimes rewriting or cutting segments for clarification or for adding new possibilities.  This phase is one in which any change may…

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