Cut Your Babies
By Annette Rey
Many writers want to meet a word count and fear they won’t be able to reach that objective. So they spew. That’s not a totally bad thing. Their problems arise when they find they have over-extended and need to eliminate words for the sake of their word count. Their words are their babies. “But I like the way it sounds now!”
Word count be damned, put concision in position one. You will find that if you focus on concision, clarity follows.