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Strengthen your prose

The best writing is strong, direct and makes every word count. Sure, you might want to add as many words as possible to your draft to reach that target of 50,000 words if you're doing Nanowrimo, but flabby writing full of superfluous words is more likely to result in form rejections or bad reviews than a successful writing career. So how do you make your writing stronger? Tip # 1: Avoid redundancy She screamed loudly. He whispered softly. They ran quickly. I thought pensively. Can you spot the redundancy? If you're running, you're already moving pretty fast. If you're screaming, it's most likely you're being pretty loud. Delete all the unnecessary words and (a) your words will have more impa

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