Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cut Cut Cut!

Don't forget to 'prune' your writing in order for it to grow!
-Owner's Don't Knock

  • Writers often fall in love with their own words and phrases. Cutting them can feel like killing a person. It only feels like that. Cutting words from writing is like pruning in the garden. When we get rid of the dead, diseased, and ugly, we are left with a stronger, more beautiful, fruitful plant.Be ruthless with your writing. Chop out every unnecessary word. How do you know what can go? Read what you've written leaving out parts you question. If the piece still makes sense, leave out the excess. Compressed writing packs a punch.

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