After two weeks of spring-like weather, (and I mean, the robins were back, the ground was defrosting, snowdrops and crocus were blooming) winter returned with a vengeance. So far this winter, I’ve been measuring the snowfall accumulation in feet (not inches or cm. Feet!!!!)
Since I’m planning on adding writing tips to this blog, I’ll start with my first great Writing Sin: Wordiness.
Betrayal’s Price began life as a 135,000 word epic fantasy; I’ve since trimmed it to a tight 86,500 words.
Now look at this blog’s title.
Yep, three words to say the same thing. If I’m writing a first draft and become uncertain where I’m heading in a particular scene, I notice I’ll stall for time by saying the same basic thing more than once. There are many forms of weak writing, but this one is easy to fix with a good seek and destroy editing session.