Must You Write Tightly?

Don’t try this in your initial draft.

Forget tight writing and let your book’s first draft flow. Then practice tight editing. As Strunk & White advise in The Elements of Style, retain only those words that earn their keep. No freeloaders.

In the process you’ll find many candidates for deletion.

Save That Thought

All your ideas won’t come when you’re at the keyboard.

I had no idea what I’d post today. Then I straightened the little table next to my desk and saw multiple slips of paper. Suddenly, I had my choice of nine ideas.

I opted to keep them for later — and consider how to save ideas … Continue reading