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3:47pm on Wednesday, 20th November, 2019:

Editing Down


Earlier this year, I agreed to write a chapter for an acedmic book on storytelling in games. I'm doing the chapter on storytelling in MMORPGs. I was given a word length guide of 3,000 to 5,000.

I've just finished the first draft, and it weighs in at 11,200 words.

Oh well, I don't have to hand it in until January — there's plenty of time to edit it down. If I simply delete three words in every five in an X-X-X pattern, that ought to do it.

Is. The, the the. Stories the.

Yes, those first two sentences come out fine. Maybe I'll write a macro to do it for me.

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