1 March 2013

Less is more - 15 Quick, clever and clean tricks to reduce manuscript word count

"Maximum length: 3000. Firm limit. No exceptions. And we don't mean 3001. Word count will be the first thing checked, so please pay particular attention to it."

Magazines threaten to reject submissions outright if writers have not adhered to the specified word limit. However, for writers, stringent constraints in wordage are a constant worry. Without being allowed any latitude in the inches, how will you be able to express yourself freely and exactly as you want? Will you be able to do justice to your story? Won't all the chopping and changing morph the very essence of the prose?

Word count...

Read the full article in the March 2013 issue of Writing World


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Words from the Wise

"This is an interesting article and I do like it. Works for me! I also didn't know that trick about using Word to insert the word count automatically!"
Moira Allen
Writing World

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