Here’s a great exercise in trimming down those wordy narratives.
Words are precious! Here are some thoughts on editing and trying to be grateful for every word you can cut.
Video transcript follows below:
Words are precious! Words are precious! Words are precious! You should handle words the way a Scotsman handles 50 pence pieces in a charity shop!
Imagine you have a limited budget to finish your book or story, and every word you use costs a dollar. Don’t use a word unless you feel it’s definitely worth it.
And you should feel happy if you manage to cut a word! If you manage to cut a sentence you should feel delighted. Cutting a paragraph…
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