What a gem of a book! And a big thank you to either Ellie Whyte or Catherine Hudson for putting me on to it – I know one of you did.
The Word-Loss Diet isn’t a large tome by any means (thirteen chapters over seventy-one pages) but its ideas have had a huge impact on my writing. My first drafts are always too big, but now I have the tools to reduce my word count in a pain-free manner without sacrificing the plot.
Let me give you a tiny taste.
How many times do we use the words, started to, turned to, and could? Rayne Hall shows why they’re redundant in a concise and practical manner. The method she uses to explain is in keeping with the dietary theme – the examples are labelled ‘obese’ and ‘slim’ :)
We all want to make our writing tight and toned as well as enhance our self-editing skills don’t we? This book will show you how. And while it’s not recommended for absolute beginners, I think it makes a great mentorship tool.
I purchased my copy via Amazon. The Kindle edition is less than $4.00, the paperback version around $7.00. Whichever one you choose, The Word-Loss Diet is worth every cent.
Andrea writes contemporary romance. Her second novel Too Pretty was released in August 2014 by Rhiza Press. Her first book A Simple Mistake was a finalist in the CALEB Awards 2012
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