The opposite of flensing

A lot of authors advise new writers to carefully flense their manuscripts. Flense is a verb dealing especially with whaling, it means to slice the skin and fat (blubber) from the carcass of. My editor wanted the opposite of flensing. I added three new chapters to the manuscript. Read the whole thing through tonight, The extra chapters fleshed out the bare bones very nicely. I’ve been listening to Sabrina Lawrie’s music while reading. Tonight I needed something to keep the energy up, and her music certainly does that.

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