What a Difference a Word Makes!

What a Difference a Word Makes!

“Omit needless words.”

The mantra of Strunk and White has always been near and dear to this editor’s heart, but the ever-pithy Twitter has found a way to make needless words very attractive. My favorite iteration is the now-trending #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook. Clever contributors have offered tweaks to classics such as The (Reduced) Cost of Discipleship, (Seventh) Heaven Is for Real, and The Power of a Praying (Mantis) Wife (shout out to all my entomological friends who really get this!).

Props to Rachel Marie Stone at Christianity Today for starting the trend.

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About the Author

Kathleen M. Carroll is the managing editor for the book department at Franciscan Media. She loves reading, gardening, animals, babies, baby animals, and extreme recycling. She is the stay-away-from-home mother to four really good-looking children. And no, she will not read your manuscript.