If you’re anything like me, you love words. You love prose, you love language, you love how a perfectly-constructed sentence can say so much more than just letters put in order.
If you’re unlike me, however, you love to use lots of words, and write mountains of prose.
I know it’s hard not to get carried away, telling everyone everything you’ve ever wanted to say about a subject. Especially online, when blogs are creative outlets, and there are no restraints or word counts. But having been on the reading end of waffly posts (particularly when I haven’t got too much time to spare), I’ve realised the old adage “less is more” really does ring true.
Does that mean you can’t write long-form posts because they bore readers? No! It means write them well. Make each of those 2000+ words count.
But how do you self-edit when you feel as though every word is important? I’m so glad you asked! Let’s find out: