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!

Happy Writing!


  1. Hi, Regan!
    Nice title for your posting! (LOL!)
    I love the editing process because I have always found that after I cut out those extra words and move things around, it's a much better story anyway.
    Until next time,
    ~Cynde (Cynde's Got The Write Stuff)