How to Be a Better Writer: Erase Excess

How to Be a Better Writer: Erase Excess — Write RightIf you want to be a better writer, you must learn to let go of the words. Think of the process as being like teaching a kid to ride a bike. You would hold onto the back of the seat for a time, but eventually, you would release it. The kid must wobble and find the way to balance on his or her own power.

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How to Be a Better Writer: Get Rid of the Lazy Words

How to Be a Better Writer: Get Rid of the Lazy WordsDuring a conversation with my accountability partner, she paused, horrified. “I said ‘very,’” she explained, “and I’m trying to rid myself of lazy words.” The phrase so captured my attention that I told her I was going to “borrow” it. She affirmed the quasi-loan, though, so there’s that.

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Lemon, or a Thought on Editing

Lemon, or a Thought on Editing — Write Right

“We pluck the lemons; you get the plums.” — Volkswagen, “Lemon”

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