Jan 23 2009

writing thought

Published by at 11:33 pm under Editing,Writing

A writing maxim I just discovered, editing a piece this evening:

If a word, phrase, or sentence is giving you trouble and you can’t figure out how to fix it no matter how many times you look at the blasted thing…

CUT IT.

Now, I’ll figure out how to condense it down into something more pithy-sounding.

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