Writing Tip: When in doubt, take it out

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“When in doubt, take it out.”

(Barbara DaCosta, Resort to Murder: Thirteen More Tales of Mystery by Minnesota’s Premier Writers)




  1. Sharp Little Pencil

    Brevity is not my strong suit, but I’ve discovered that by taking out phrases I was at first “married to,” I can write them down for use another day. Often the phrase itself spurs the creation of an entirely new poem! Loved the graphic, too…! Peace, and thanks for visiting my blog, Amy Barlow Liberatore


      • elizena

        I think that’s very good advice on Amy’s part. I keep a notebook in my bag, (can’t call it a purse; IT’S HUGE!!) and if I delete a phrase or a word that I previously had in another story or poem, I write it in the notebook. I keep adding to it the notebook and when I start writing another story I look in my handy dandy notebook and find that I have something to either use in my story or something to base my story on.
        Hope you both have an awesome week. Be blessed.


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