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Resurrect your darlings: How to recycle deleted material from your manuscript

Why trash your deleted pages when you can publish them?



Keep a ‘cut file’

Connecticut author and actress Amy Oestreicher published her memoir, My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful (Amy Oestreicher, 2019). In it, she describes her experiences of sexual abuse, organ failure in her senior year of high school, a coma and 28 surgeries, and six years of being unable to eat or drink. Oestreicher cut several chapters in the revision process.

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