Remove These 7 Things To Make Your Writing Breathtaking

The incredible impact of deleting these 7 when I edit

Derek Hughes
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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The easiest way to power up your writing is subtraction.

We have this tendency to add more in. Add a story. Use a metaphor. Give an extra solution. We think these additions enhance our writing. But as Steve Jobs proved when you get rid of what weakens. Your strength doubles in power.

Remove these 7 things to boost your writing.

1. Stop being uncertain

Being soft and gentle in personal conversations works well.

But in your writing it’s weak. Be assertive and direct. Be certain. Readers will find your confidence irresistible. It’s a mistake to try and come alongside readers with soft language. Words like probably and maybe should be deleted. Could, might and I think need to go too.

Your reader is not delicate like a prized ming vase. They are robust and want inspiring. Do this with direct language.

Here’s what I mean:

Delicate: Maybe you could include mindfulness practices into your day

Direct: Use these mindfulness practices daily

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Derek Hughes
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

Building a part-time business ($2.5k/month). Showing writers how to grow theirs. Coaching and courses to elevate your writing. Free course www.derekhughes.biz