When in Doubt... Write It Out

JohnH By JohnH, 18th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/26huwpwn/
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it is a simple math concept.... when in doubt factor out, but in this case it is about writing.

Writing is Also About Deleting

In this case I am going to tell you to write it out. What this means is that if you are not sure it should be there, in your writing, or you have said it before, then "write it out." I find myself repeating things a lot and this is mentioned often when I have people read my work.

The hardest part about writing is deleting and the hardest part of writing is editing. Part of editing is deleting... which is probably why editing is so hard.

To save myself time I follow the rule of "when in doubt"

When In Doubt...

Here are my tips when in doubt.

1) If it can be moved around do this.

2) If you want to keep it, but have doubt, cut and paste it somewhere else, not in the same file.

3) If you are just unsure, whatever you have written is probably not mean to be there anyways, so it is a good time to "write it out"

4) It becomes easier to write it out as you give yourself time. If you are unsure cut it out and save it on another file. This way you are still following the rule, when in doubt write it out.

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author avatar Val Mills
19th Feb 2011 (#)

I was once told by an established author to stop being so precious about my words.

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author avatar Denise O
21st Feb 2011 (#)

I think editing is the hardest thing to do. I always write my article out, add the pictures or at times, the pictures coem first. This mind you is the easy thing. The next thing I do it edit. I also keep going back to look at the whole page and then edit some more. Good read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Retired
24th Feb 2011 (#)

thanks for teh share, and good read. Keep it up.

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author avatar vpaulose
8th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you for your friendship John. We are in the same boat with the same flower picture to introduce us. . I too am struggling with your experiences of slow earning. Thanks a lot.
Paulose

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author avatar Nan Joe
25th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing. very informative

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Mar 2011 (#)

JohnH,

Very good mathematical tips for a fearless writing journey.

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author avatar Pink&Blue
16th May 2011 (#)

Thank you for the tips.

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