Writing better by Elimination

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Making your writing better sounds exotic.

Everyone wants to do it, but most people don’t know how.

Here is a technique I use to write sharper than a sword.

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The trick is to remove redundancies.

Most of us, when writing, tend to assume that our audience doesn’t know anything.

While that’s a good way to approach your work, you should still wipe out self-explanatory words.

For Eg:

Let me combine them together.

Your audience knows what combine means, so there’s no need to add together.

“In my personal opinion

The words “my” & “personal” are doing a grave disservice to your writing because they don’t add a single grain of clarity.

If it’s an opinion, that automatically means it’s yours and personal.

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A well-written piece online isn’t the one that gets bogged down due to irrelevant factors like word count.

It’s the one that quenches thirst for content by being just enough. Not a tad bit more or a tad bit less.

And remember, writing is a craft. A subjective artform.

So you need to know the rules before you break them.

Break the rules but never ever break the flow.

On that note, here’s a question for you.

What tricks do you use to make your writing more readable?

Let me know in the comments below!

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