OThe memoir manuscript grows to 100,000 words. How could I be so self-centered to expect an audience to appreciate such a lengthy narrative? The next step becomes a task of removing the redundant or insignificant passages – or those which may be doubtful memories.  The obelus symbol used to mark these passages in ancient manuscripts is now commonly used as a division sign ÷ .  Divide and conquer – final execution.

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5 responses to “Obelus”

  1. denise says :

    i can’t even multiply much less divide. MWAHAHAHAHA


  2. shirleyjdietz says :

    I like the word – obelus – nice. And 100,000 words is not too shabby either. Good luck with your editing. @DietzShirley from I Just Have to Say


  3. Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes) says :

    Whew! That is a lot of words. But that’s what editing is for, am I right?

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author


  4. Sheila M. Good, Author says :

    Marjorie, I’m impressed with 100,000 words. I hear it’s better to write more words than fewer, because when the editing starts – it truly becomes a divide and conquer. Liked the word, obelus. Thank you so much for joining the Cow Pasture Fence Jumpers, welcome. I look forward to reading your comments. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles


  5. Deb says :

    100,000 words! Epic.


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