Cut the Junk!
As writers, we love our words, don’t we? Sometimes we are so attached to them that we think we can’t
kill cut them. We may not ever have words as good as those again…
We are story tellers, so our main question should be “how can we best tell our story?”
We have to “trust the soup” as Steven Pressfield says in Do The Work.
Cut the weak words, cut the fluff, cut what doesn’t work!
Trust that you’ll have better words, a better story.
Rely on tone to set the mood for your reader. Choose strong nouns, verbs and adjectives to tell your story.
Cut the adverbs. See what happens.
If you’ve committed to making your writing stronger, what have been the results? I’d love for you to share in the comments!
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