Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Keeping to the word count: Tip #2

Plan ahead.

Make a list of everything you'd like to cover in the article. Just a list - not a fancy outline. Just a list of one or two words for each point is all you need.

Circle the points you think are most important.

Write those points first, checking word count as you go. If you're under, great - you've got more to write about. If you're nearing the cutoff, wrap it up!

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Sue, I think these tips are fabulous! You should start a ten-tips little email course with your list!

I am sure there are plenty of lurkers out there who agree with me. Come on, go ahead and post. Sue is extremely easy to learn from and work with. I am sure many of you know that. Speak up and say "hi"