Friday, June 20, 2008

The Cure for Common Wordiness

Okay, maybe wordiness isn't common to everyone. Maybe it's just me. It's one of the things I've been working on this year. I am often surprised how much better a passage reads once I've killed my darlings - those phrases that I loved and wanted to keep, but didn't really serve the purpose.

This terrific post on PoeWar.com gives some great, basic tips for cutting down on the unnecessary wordage. Hope you'll find it as helpful as I did.

Happy Writing!

1 comment:

ZenDenizen said...

I need tips on how to write longer posts worth a damn :)