S26E8 – When in Doubt, Leave it Out

One key to good writing is to accepting that sometimes, you’ll need to leave things out entirely. This is often based not on any hard and fast rules, but on instinct. We can’t teach instinct, but we can help you identify those moments when they happen.

Most often, the things that need to be left out leave a manuscript feeling awkward or bulky. Sometimes you need to leave the comma out, even if the technical rules say it should be there. At other times, there are entire words you should be removing from a sentence. Listen to this episode to learn more about when and how to leave things out.

First aired November 25, 2021.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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