Making more Words

Here’s an interesting tip that I thought of for authors, writers and workers of the pen

I am finding my manuscript shy of about 10K words, and I remember going through a self edit software once that pointed out ‘vague’ sentences in my story. The more specific every sentence can be, the more you’ll hold your reader.

So I’m  performing a  ‘find’ search through my manuscript looking for the word ‘it’, and explaining  in each and every instance, where at all possible, exactly what ‘it’ is referring to. This practice is opening up a whole new level of story telling for me! Enjoy!


About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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1 Response to Making more Words

  1. gwynnrogers says:

    “It” is funny how I know when I use the word that too many times I think people are following my wave-length and understand what I’m referring too. I am surprised when I realize that I have not been clear and people re-define “it”. Great post!

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