June 14, 2012
I've spent the past two days revising and editing my students' drafts of their last writing assignment for the school year. Several times a day, I've had to show students how to condense their writing and eliminate non-essential parts of text. It seems, young adults aren't the only ones who fall prey to this writing trap. Anita Nolan, my editor at Sprouts magazine, blogged about professional writers using overused and weak/useless words:
"These are words that clutter the manuscript without really adding anything."
"These words clutter the manuscript without adding anything."
"Do you see the difference between these two sentences?"
To read more of Anita's blog, click here.
Happy reading and writing,