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Editing the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs

Genre: Fiction

Take 200 words from anything you have written. Score a line through every word that isn’t a noun, verb, adjective or adverb. Be ruthless. You will resist, maybe try to cheat, or argue that the passage no longer makes sense. Ignore sense. Sense, for now, is not your friend. Now, cut all verbs that relate to the verbs...

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