Hot To Edit Your Writing By Elaborating

You edit your writing because your mind likes to play tricks on you. You will often catch yourself writing too much on a point you don't need to emphasize and not enough on a point that is very clear in your mind but not the readers.

Effective creative writing uses relevant support to bring your subject to life for the reader. Keep that in mind when you're writing. It has to come to life. Once you've gone through and trimmed out the unneeded words, you have to go back through and elaborate on topics that may have been less clear.

As you edit your writing, ask yourself two questions:

  1. Is this clear? Never assume that your audience knows as much about a topic as you do. For example, if you're writing about planting a garden, don't assume that your audience knows that there are certain seeds that need to be planted year after year and certain seeds that are perennials and only need to be planted once and will continue to grow for a few years. Explain as succinctly as possible
  2. Is there an image here? If a topic that you need to write about seems boring try adding sensory details. Focus on the five senses. Describe the smell, sight, touch, taste, and sound.

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