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Writing is Design: Eliminate THAT Fat From Your Writing — 3 Comments

  1. Lovely – my first drafts are always far too long, but with word processing that doesn’t matter (I remember when I wrote everything by hand and someone else typed it – thank goodness things have moved on. I can recommend training in public service writing, where one has to condense essential points into a one page Cabinet submission. Unnecessary words and phrases tend to stand out after a while when you edit.

  2. When you help us extrapolate the lessons of principle from specific examples it shows your experience.

    I’m a chronic “that”-er. I’m creating a kill list to check in all my writing so that that and words of that ilk don’t do that to my writing. (I fit as many thats as I could in there.)