Have you ever struggled with how to make a piece of writing shorter? Maybe you’re writing a speech, a paper, or a song. It’s just too long and you don’t know what to do. Do this:
- Set aside an hour.
- Figure out how much you need to cut (300 words, 3 pages, etc). We’ll call this x.
Figure out what your favorite x words are. Remove them. Put them in another document (save it, keep it safe).
You cannot bring your favorite part back until you cut out enough words.
Don’t skip #4, it will ensure the success of #1-3. Faced with losing your favorite part, you will find something else to cut.