The 300-Word Challenge: Cutting your Article Down to Size

Outdoor sculpture that looks infiniteNo matter how well we write, sometimes an article is just too long for its purpose. In the electronic age of websites and blogs, shorter is often better. And sometimes a print publication will specify a word limit. So how do we turn our strong 500-word article in a 300-word success? Here are a few tips I use to make that transformation.

My friend and professional humor speaker Lois McElravy allowed me to cut into the following article which she originally published at 550 words. Lois’ challenge was to convey the same message with a 300-word limit. What would YOU do? Continue reading