John Schlarbaum

John Schlarbaum - Official Site of Scanner Publishing - Since 2005

A lot of ‘thinking’ is going into the latest “ABANDONED – A Jennifer Malone Mystery” editing session. A few years ago, I discovered that by using a Word Frequency program, I was able to not only delete overused words, but also eliminate other segments contained in the same paragraph(s). Basically, I am able to lose the bulk and make the storyline more concise without losing any of its clarity. So far, by targeting only 14 common words I have shed 1080 words or three pages!

I highly recommend this free program to any writer, regardless of the length of their work. Just paste your copy into the program that can be found here:

Have a great day!