Before the Razor

Before the Razor

Razor takes its name from Anton Chekhov’s notion that, when revising a story, a writer should throw out the first three pages–or slice them off with a razor. He said those pages were exposition, the writer circling around before finding the story.
It is Razor‘s mission to celebrate and share the creative process. In each issue, we ask the writers and artists of each piece we publish to tell us the backstory of their work. Our hope is that through sharing what happens on those first three pages, Razor can help a community of creative thinkers to feel empowered and in good company.
Please enjoy these brief glimpses before the razor of the works published in this issue.