Fashion Advice From Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel gave this piece of fashion advice, and you can just as readily apply it to your writing:

On your way out the door, stop and look in the mirror. Then take one thing off.

There’s almost always something to cut. Even if it doesn’t feel right or like it violates our prior work. Sometimes that last cut is what gives our work the space to be interesting.

h/t Steven Pressfield