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June 3, 2010

Writing Exercise #9- Clean Up Your Writing

Filed under: Writing Exercises — Tags: — ax20 @ 10:19 am

Take your current story and cut out 1/4 of the words, 1/3 if you can manage it. This forces you to take your work and really pay attention to what you’ve written. You must look at the wording and consider if you’ve written it in the most precise and exact wording possible. This isn’t to say that you can’t have any long sentences or that you should force awkward sentences in order to hit the exact word number, but really examine your writing and see, how much space have you wasted unecessarily?

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