Asst. national editor at Los Angeles Times, sometime writing coach, musician (tenor) into Renaissance repertoire. Tweeting on writing and music.

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@StevePadilla2 — 2,448 followers, 1,272 tweets

@AlanGreenblatt @sewaneereview I completely agree. That is excellent advice for all writers, not just young ones.
@MikeDiGiuro That sounds like an excellent practice. Any other writers out there do this? Or variations on this?
When writers show me their ledes, I often ask, "How does it end?" Thinking of ending early -- not exact words, but general idea or image -- guides decisions higher up and in the middle. Often helps focus. #writingtips #editing
Understatement often a good way to handle hyper-emotional material. @JRKaiman demonstrates in tale about Japan's suicide cliffs. And oh that lede: "Almost no one jumps on rainy days."  #writingtips
“I thought I was clever enough to write as well as these people and I didn’t realize that there is something called originality and your own voice.” #AmyTan. #BTD 1952. #writingtips
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