Reblogged from James Cudney at This is My Truth Now:
It’s the next edition of the Tips & Advice – Readers & Authors feature on the This Is My Truth Now blog. If you’re new to this segment, scroll toward the bottom to learn more about it and me. Today’s topic is from a writer I greatly admire… I’ve read all three books in her Hode’s Hill series, a supernatural thriller based in Pennsylvania, and I’ll start her other series later this month. If you still aren’t sure who she is (and you ignored the title of this post), try checking this awesome author spotlight from last month… Give up? Without further ado, let’s welcome Mae Clair, who will share with us some fantastic and helpful tips on how to write tight — so our writing shines!
Write Tight by Mae Clair
Hi, Jay, and Jay readers. Thank you for welcoming me to This is My Truth Now.
I’m going to preface this post by saying I’m not an editor or expert, but I do make an effort to write tight when composing. Part of that involves eliminating filler words such as that, just, really, very, slightly, and only among others. Most writers know to scour their manuscript and weed out fillers. But how else can you write tight?
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