When writing the first draft, just get the words out. Don't worry about grammar, word choice, or anything else. Just tell the story or craft the article. When it's time for editing, every work (mine, yours, everybody's) neds to go in for verbosity surgery.
Cut Out Meaningless Phrases
"Cut to the chase" is something my parents said whenever anyone (not just me) told a story that blathered on and on too long. Good advice.
A HUGE thank-you goes to Jefferson D. Bates, author of Writing with Precision, for this list of wordy phrases and their streamlined replacements.
3 Quick Tips for Editing
- Editing is not "1 & done."
- For one pass, change the font and print size of your document
- Get other people's eyes on your work.
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