WRITING TIPS

Longer Isn’t Always Better

When writing, less is often more

Christine Schoenwald
Parasol Publications
5 min readMay 12, 2024

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Are you a writer who tends to write long or who goes over the word count by hundreds of words?

Is long-form never long enough?

Do you hold on to every word you’ve written as if it’s gold?

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Christine Schoenwald
Parasol Publications

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Next Avenue, Business Insider, and Your Tango Christineschoenwaldwriter.com