(This is a repeat of the 7/17/14 Sierra Vista presentation)
Say It in Fewer Words: How to Tighten EVERYTHING You Write
You’ve heard the expression TMI -too much information- but do you realize that TMI can apply to your writing, too? Especially when it comes to using more words than needed. If you’ve been accused of being verbose, it’s time to get rid of the parts that people prefer to skip! How? By practicing ways to tighten everything you write through “whacking wordiness.”
In this hands-on session, you’ll get training in picking out redundancies, extraneous phrases, and wobbly words. You’ll also find ways to curb long-windedness as you:
• Replace lonnnggg clauses with short verbs
• Eliminate “who” and “which” clauses
• Avoid coming across as pompous
• And plenty more techniques!
If you participated in “No More ReDo’s: How to Convey What You Really Want to Say,” don’t stay away. Instead, consider this session a follow-up that gets you to dig deeper into perfecting your writing. If you didn’t attend our previous PMI meeting on writing, know this: We make the learning fun. Most important, you’ll come away with writing skills you’ll use for a lifetime.
Barbara McNichol’s passion is helping people write clearly, persuasively, and correctly so they will make the most of every message. She shows you how to say what you want to convey with confidence in her half-day Wordshops, How to Strengthen Everything You Write.
This veteran editor nonfiction books has created Word Trippers, an excellent word choice reference. Barbara also puts out two ezines: “Word Tripper of the Week” and “Add Power to Your Pen.” All of these tools point out the little nitty things that will make a big difference in your ability to write well.