What if I leave the dog out?
You can’t leave the dog out. It’s hilarious.
How about the two phone calls?
Necessary to the plot.
But it’s got to be less than 100 words. What if I leave out the storm descriptors?
Then, excuse the pun, you destroy the atmosphere.
How about the phrases I worked hard at?
Like ‘freckled sensibility’ ?
It’s a frilly phrase..
Kill your darlings.
So what do I do?
Regroup. You can fit anything into 100 words.
‘War and Peace’?
Yes, even ‘War and Peace’.