How to Say Nothing in 500 Words by Paul Roberts
1. Avoid the obvious content – List your ideas. Write about ideas that are not in your list.
2. Take the less usual side – Challenge yourself to defending the side you’re not comfortable with.
3. Slip out of abstraction – Be concrete, illustrative or ecdotal.
4. Get rid of obvious padding – Do not extend sentences just to reach the word number requirement.
5. Call a fool, a fool. 🙂
6. Beware of the pat expression.
7. Colorful words – The fancy words are not always better.
8. Colored words – Be careful with the use of loaded words.
9. Colorless words – Be careful with your use of vague words or cliche.
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