VIDEO: Real-Time Revision 11 – How and Why to Get Rid of “-ing” Words in Your Draft

What’s so bad about words that end with -ing? Well, that’s what we’re explor[ing] this week in our Real-Time Revision. Like so many other words we try to get out of our prose, -ing words are often signals of where we have chosen the wrong word or, in this case, the wrong form of a word. Our writ[ing] becomes more concise, powerful, and effective once we’ve weeded these helpful but insidious words out of our stories.

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