I believe that Faidman’s discussion about editing was the most helpful to me because it discusses how important editing is in the process of writing. He is surprised when his editor notices some many mistakes and different ways to word things. Editing is important because it helps make your language more readable as well as enjoyable because readers won’t have to struggle with awkward or unclear writing. Hampl’s piece was interesting to me because it emphasizes the use of description in autobiography and/or fiction. It really fleshes out a story. I was thinking for my essay that I could include both aspects of shortening sentences but also adding details to where it is needed.