Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Write Stuff Wednesday
Dr. Seuss also said, "So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads."
What a tip for all aspiring writers out there! No matter your experience level, this is a great reminder. Putting in more words, just for the sake of word count, isn't helpful for your reader. So be prepared in the editing process to take all those extraneous, distracting words out of the manuscript so the reader can enjoy the story.
Sounds odd, but like too many cooks spoil the soup (or destroy the kitchen), too many words ruin the story!