WRITING

Words that Are Killing Your Writing

”Utilize” this list to remove the duds

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The optimum number of words for anything you write is the MINIMUM needed to fully convey the message.

I approach writing as though it were a math exercise for reducing fractions: reduce, reduce, reduce.

Hunt down these words

Develop an ear for unnecessary words and phrases

I won’t be happy until and unless the word “utilize” makes you cringe and gnash your teeth. If it does, my work here is done, and I thank you.

Writer, humorist, animal lover, lifelong language geek (er, I proofread for fun). I write on diverse topics that catch my fancy. Everything but haiku(tm).

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