Writing Tip: Boil it Down

 

I believe in reduction writing.  When you make gravy, you take a big pot of ingredients – meat, spices – and you boil it down to (its) essence.  Use that principle in writing:  two terrific sentences rather than four long, tedious paragraphs.

Janet Evanovich

(Best-selling author, Jersey girl)

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