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Are You Overwriting?(Revised)

Once you’ve completed your manuscript, the fun begins. You will need to go back and cut it by a minimum of 10 percent. That sounds like a lot but once you start taking a closer look at the wording of your sentences, and the information included, you will be surprised at the number of unnecessary words you have used. 257 more words

Aerial View of a Draft

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 5

If you’re the kind of author who initially overwrites, fear not.

Drafts are discovery.

The process even has its own genre, either adventure or mystery. 192 more words


Writing For The Reader's Enjoyment

I’ve always heard you should write for your readers. Which seems reasonable. After all we want them to buy our books. Let me share how I understand what writing for your readers implies. 971 more words

Cindy S Huff

There's No Such Thing as Writing Too Much

A fact about writing: no one ever gets it right on the first try.

Trimming the fat is an essential part of the process. Every first draft has suboptimal word choices, hanging plotlines, bad dialogue, or even just too much writing. 440 more words


The Editing Philosophy of "Removing One Thing"

This post is something of a followup to my recent post about whether there was a ‘correct’ way to write, in relation to overwriting versus more precise, trim writing.   45 more words


Bringing up grandmother


Two months after the departure of the ‘man of the house’ to Heavenly regions, it was time for me to get to the nitty-gritty of things. 1,089 more words