aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Do you need that that?

I'm trying to get my next manuscript - The Girl in the Mini Cooper - down to about 50,000 words. I'm to the point that I'm doing the smallest of tweaks. I just got rid of 100 words by considering every single time I used the word "that." Which, it turns out, can be used myriad ways.

It reminds me of when I took German in high school. Our teacher told us if we ever knew all the meanings for the word "zug" we would be fluent in German.

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