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I used to believe that what you say was more important than how you say it..

Boy, did I have a lot to learn!

Here's a great article on how popular writers got to be that way -

Let's face it. If you don't attract readers, it doesn't matter how powerful your message is!

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful
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A technical term for this is called "Tightening."

The long-form content proponents often advocate more words is better. Not true.

Better word choice is better.

It's silly to say that an 800-word answer to a 200-word question is better.

Write good stuff. Answer the question in a concise manner.

Einstein, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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Likewise ... a 200-word answer to an 800-word question is not enough.

Satisfying the query with good writing is what is called for.
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The sentence with the most prepositions at the end....


"What did you bring that book that I don't want to be read to from out of about 'Down Under' up for?"



The sentence with the most prepositions at its end...
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Can you punctuate this paragraph? (It actually makes sense!)

that that is is that that is not is not that that is is not that that is not is not that it
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That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is.
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@jycmba Thank you.
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