A year ago, I read an article word count was lesser than 200 words. The article has above 100+ comments, 100 times lengthier than the main article word count.

It made me amazed how powerful-writer she was. What she wrote that made people write more that she wrote. 

I read the article at least 6 times. My eager and interest increased after every reading. In contrast, every reading should lessen eager and interest. I read a year ago, till now I feel the test of the reading. 

It was not erotic or romance topics. The article was in business writing and contain an image of a mum with her child. The image was more expressive. I couldn’t realize where the magic was whether, on text or image, I have been till now confused. 

I emailed her expressing my tremendous experience in her articles. I beg her to help to improve my writing skills. My blog link attached to that email.

After one week, I received an email containing an image with two females. One is too fatty, and another one is slim. 

Fat and slim woman

Fat and slim woman

Which female you like to marry?

First, I can understand she is a humor writer. But I can’t understand what the question and image mean. 

I am a new writer, new blogger, and I am not so much talented. My pure capital is the struggle with obstacles. I couldn’t understand the hidden advice. 

I spent a week to search for what it meant. I achieved hidden advice. Make your sentences fatless. Trim your sentence. Your writing needs to be clearly, concisely and precisely.

  1. Trim
  2. Fatless
  3. Thin
  4. Tighten.
  5. Shorten.
  6. Concise

This is an important lesson in writing skills. How to become a sentence fatty. And how to make a sentence fatless. 

This is a sentence that is fatty. You have to learn about how to write a reader’s persuasive article. It should be clearly, concisely and precisely. Learn to write reader persuasive articles. 50% words lesser this sentence than the previous sentence.

You need to learn how to trim a sentence and paragraph. The image and the question advice me that.

What ways make a sentence fatty? How to cut them? To understand more, read the following questions.

  1. What’s the best way to shorten sentences in writing?
  2. How to make your sentences shorter?
  3. How do you decrease the word count?
  4. Why should you use shorter sentences?
  5. How to Write Clear and Concise Sentences?
  6. How to make my essay shorter
  7. 9 Ways to Write Brilliant Short Sentences.
  8. How to Write Clear and Concise Sentences?
  9. How to Make Sentences Clear and Concise?
  10. Writing clearly, concisely and precisely.

Shorten a sentence and paragraph. People become a scanner. They have no time to read more. Writing should be clearly, concisely and precisely. 

The long sentence you need to cut. Cut unnecessary words until meaning remains unchanged. One-word sentence allowed using now. 

Here are some other super-short sentences you can consider:

  • How?
  • Why?
  • When?
  • Why not?
  • What’s going on?
  • What happened? 

Beware Meaningless Filler Words:

“It” or “there” + “be” verbs:

  • There are.
  • There is.
  • There were.
  • It is.
  • It was.

Avoid Relative clauses:

  • That
  • Which
  • Who

Quit using unnecessary instances of “which,” “as,” “with,” and “while,” and use modifiers instead

  1. Delete the v-word
  2. Delete the ly-word
  3. Remove belittling words. A bit of, a lot, a ton of, a little, etc. 
  4. If you want to become a better writer, avoid “some” and all of its relatives:
    1. Sometimes
    2. Something
    3. Someone
    4. Somewhere
    5. Somewhat
    6. Somebody
    7. Somehow
  5. Adverbs (words that end with “-ly”)
  6. Eliminate unnecessary “hedging” words. Hedging words, such as “may” or “possibly,”
  7. Eliminate unnecessary adjectives and adverbs.
  8. Eliminate conjunctions.

The result? Crisp, concise and clear writing.

Try it the next time you write something. It’s fun. And it’s easy. Here’s a list you can use to guide you.

Use shorter phrases that mean the same as longer phrases. The following are some examples of commonly used phrases in scientific writing that can be replaced by a shorter phrase while maintaining the same meaning.

SL Long-form Short-form
1 On the grounds that; as a result of; due to the fact that; in light of the fact that; by virtue of the fact that Because
2 In order to; in an effort to; as a means to; for the purpose of To
3 In connection with; concerning the matter of; with reference to; in regards to About  About
4 In accordance with  According to
5 Adequate number of; a sufficient number of Enough
6 In spite of (the fact that); Although; Despite
7 At this point in time; at the present time; at present   Now
8 In the event, that; in the event of; assuming that; provided that If
9 In advance of; prior to Before
10 At a later date Later
11 At all times Always
12 By means of By
13 In lieu of Instead of
14 Make use of Use
15 For the duration of During; throughout
16 At the time that When
17 A greater degree of; a greater proportion of More
18 A majority of Most
19 A large proportion of Many
(Source)
  1. Cut unnecessary conjunctions.
  2. Remove redundant words.’
  3. One thought per paragraph.
  4. Beware the Passive Voice.
  5. Breaking Sentences Down
  6. Avoid adverbs.
  7. Modifiers, Modifiers, Modifiers
  8. Quit using the word “that.”
  9. Avoid slang and jargon.
  10. Avoid weak verbs.
  11. Avoid multiple negatives.
  12. Give direct instructions
  13. Avoid multiple negatives.
  14. Ensure that every word and paragraph are necessary.
  15. Readability tests

(Source)

TRIM LONG SENTENCES.

FAVOR VERBS, NOT NOUNS.

Ensure that your content can be scanned. (Especially with websites)

Readers will skip many of your words. Make it easy for them to discover your key points by including:

  1. Short paragraphs
  2. Subheads
  3. Bulleted lists
  4. Bolded text
  5. Words in color
  6. Links

Cut down on the prepositions

Nothing’s perfect.

  1. Brush up on the basic principles of writing, grammar, and spelling.
  2. Write like it’s your job and practice regularly.
  3. Read more so you develop an eye for what effective writing looks like.
  4. Find a partner. Ask them to read your writing and provide feedback.
  5. Join a workshop, meetup, or take a writing night class.
  6. Take the time to analyze the writing you admire.
  7. Imitate writers you admire.
  8. Outline your writing.
  9. Edit your writing.
  10. Accept that first drafts are often bad and revise.
  11. Find an editor who demonstrates patience.
  12. Eliminate unnecessary words from your writing.
  13. Review your earlier work and see how you’ve grown.
  14. Don’t be afraid to say what you mean in what you write.
  15. Make sure you do adequate research on your topic.
  16. Don’t delay writing. Get it done now.

Example: How to cut and make shorts. 

Always follow this, that, these and those with a noun.

Unclear: I will take this. (This what?)

Clear: I will take this dog.

Unclear: I do not want that. (Want what?)

Clear: I do not want that book.

Eliminate filler words such as “that”, “of”, or “up.”

Correct: I said I was tired.

Incorrect: I said that I was tired.

Correct: I stepped off the curb.

Incorrect: I stepped off of the curb.

Correct: I got on the ladder.

Incorrect: I got up on the ladder.

Focus on verbs and actions.

Default to short, simple, clear words.

I have collected the following cutting parameters from a Proofreading Tool. If you have the interest to earn higher-quality sentences, you can learn by searching for Google. 

Issues Found:

  1. Clichés
  2. Verbose Phrases
  3. Passive Phrases
  4. Vague Phrases
  5. Duplicate Words
  6. Slang Words/Phrases
  7. Colloquialisms
  8. Incorrect Punctuations
  9. Misspellings
  10. Redundancies
  11. Word Misuses
  12. Awkward Phrases
  13. Repetitive Words/Phrases
  14. Non-Third Person (strict Only)
  15. British Vs. American Spellings
  16. Confusing Phrases
  17. Phrases Should Be Combined
  18. General Wording Issues
  19. Other Potential Issues 

I have collected these factors from the pro writing aid tool to improve your writing skills. I am always using the tool. It makes me introduced with the following writing elements. 

  1. Characters
  2. With Spaces
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Unique Words
  5. Word Families
  6. Most Unusual Words
  7. Punctuations
  8. clichés
  9. Colloquialisms
  10. Misspellings
  11. Misuses
  12. Most Used Words
  13. Phrases 
  14. Issues 
  15. Words 
  16. Found. 
  17. clichés 
  18. Verbose 
  19. Passive 
  20. Vague 
  21. Duplicate 
  22. Flysch Reading Ease
  23. Grade Level Measures
  24. Flesch-Kincaid Grade 
  25. Coleman-Liau
  26. Automated Readability 
  27. Dale-Chall Grade 
  28. Other Measures
  29. Flysch Reading Ease 
  30. Dale-Chall
  31. Readability by Paragraph
  32. Easy-to-Read Paragraph
  33. Slightly Difficult-to-Read Paragraphs
  34. Very Difficult-to-Read Paragraphs
  35. Read More About This Report
  36. Overused Words
  37. Not Overused
  38. Read More About This Report
  39. Sentence Structure
  40. Hard to read.
  41. Sentence Variety
  42. Sentence Length
  43. Long Sentences
  44. Sentence Lengths 
  45. Writing Style
  46. Passive Index
  47. Hidden Verbs
  48. Adverbs
  49. Outside Dialogue
  50. Repeated Sentence Starts
  51. Style Suggestions
  52. Your readability was better (suggestions/sentences) than 78% of ProWritingAid users.
  53. Read More About This Report
  54. Grammar & Spelling
  55. Grammar Issues
  56. Spelling Issues
  57. Your grammar was better (mistakes/sentences) than 67% of ProWritingAid users.
  58. Read More About This Report
  59. Sticky Sentences (Sticky Sentences contain too many common words. They slow your reader down.)
  60. Sticky Sentences
  61. Glue Index
  62. Your glue index was better (glue words/total) than 93% of ProWritingAid users.
  63. Read More About This Report
  64. Slow Pacing
  65. Read More About This Report
  66. Transitions (looks at words and phrases that link your writing together)
  67. Transitions
  68. Top Transitions
  69. Read More About This Report
  70. Repeated Phrases
  71. Read More About This Report
  72. Cliches & Redundancies (Cliches can make your writing sound tired.)
  73. Cliches
  74. Redundancies
  75. Read More About This Report
  76. Consistency (Checks for consistent spelling, hyphenation, and capitalization.)
  77. Inconsistent Spelling
  78. Inconsistent Hyphenation
  79. Inconsistent Capitalization
  80. Usage Consistency
  81. Curls/Smart Double Quotes 
  82. Straight Double Quotes 
  83. Curly/Smart Single Quotes 
  84. Straight Single Quotes 
  85. Ellipsis characters 
  86. Three dots 
  87. Hyphens 
  88. En-dash 
  89. Em-dash 
  90. Diction
  91. Combined 
  92. Vague & Abstract Words
  93. Corporate Wording

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