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: Tend Your Words

How to Be a Better Writer: Tend Your WordsAll sorts of analogies apply to the writing life, and this week’s involves gardening. It’s a strange comparison to make because, with the exception of some tea roses, I own the slightest of slight green thumbs. I love flower and vegetable gardens, but I lack the patience and desire to care for them.

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How to Be a Better Writer: Hunt the Lion

How to Be a Better Writer: Hunt the LionYou enter the savannah without any water or food. Next mistake: crashing through some brush and trampling a twig.

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