Learn how to cut out words
To learn improving your texts for web use. Web texts require a different approach than texts in books or documents.
Read about the original concept on the dailypost wordpress blog. I learned about it through the American Pie blog post.
How does it work
You pick a story, fictional or non-fictional and try to sum it up in exactly fifty words.
It will let you toy with learning how to cut out superfluous words and information.
I decided to base mine on a true story from the Dateline episode: The mystery on Bridle Path*
My first fifty
They divorced, after sharing 20 years and two lovely daughters. She’s dead and he’s in jail. A lifestyle far exceeding his yearly salary and monthly 6000 dollars partner-alimony got in the way. He schemed to lead suspicion away from him, to no avail. The mountain-high circumstantial evidence delivered a conviction.
More examples of this challenge
- If you tuned in and found the YouTube video deleted, contact me. I have this episode for personal use in my media archive. Request a copy for the same purpose. The rights naturally stay with the rightful owners. I’m not one of them