Cutting a Piece Part 3/3 – What to Eliminate

image You picked your piece and really thought about why you wanted it.  You’ve made a list of all the parts you want to keep.  Perhaps you already know that you have too much to keep all of it.  Now….what should you eliminate when you are cutting it?

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Cutting a Piece Part 2/3 – What to Keep

image Every work of literature is made up of five literary elements.  You may have had an English teacher that made you study these ad nauseam!  (I may have been that English teacher!)  But these five mechanisms make any story work.  They affect the reader or audience in specific ways.  They are manipulated by the author to specific purpose.  Understanding what they are and how they work helps you make a good cut for your interp.

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