A-Z Challenge 2015: W is for Wordiness

What is Wordiness? Wordiness is taking more words than necessary to make your point. It may take the form of redundant expressions or phrases.

Examples:

Wordiness Better Words or Phrases
according to per
as long as if
in an attempt (effort) to to
will be able to can
will depend upon depends on
look into consider
is located in is in
consequently thus
oftentimes often

Wordiness is definitely not something I’ve have to worry about in my writing. I need to be more detailed. I enjoyed reading the examples I found on several pages. I starting making a list so that I hopefully don’t use those phrases anymore and can simplify my own writing as I go forward.

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6 Responses

  1. Paula Kaye says:

    Wordiness is a problem!!

    • R.K. Grow says:

      I can think of a few authors out there who are very popular and are very wordy and overly detailed. So who wins?

  2. stephen tremp says:

    More wordiness my editor helps point out to me.

    • R.K. Grow says:

      You are one lucky guy to have an awesome editor. 🙂 My critique group does a great job. Two of our members also do editing on the side. I am so thankful for their comments.

  3. Liesel Hill says:

    Your topic today is the reason my theme (editing) is needed. 😀

    • R.K. Grow says:

      And your themes are so intricate. I don’t know how you keep them all together over a span of three books. You are amazing.

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