Don’t run away.
No weight scales here. Promise. The Wasteline Test is a diagnostic instrument taken from the book The Writer’s Diet by Helen Sword. It’s designed to show you the flab (weak verbs, abstract nouns, prepositions, etc.) in your writing. I did say in an earlier post that even books need to lose weight. Wish I knew about this test back when I first started writing.
SO. Have fun with it, go crazy if you must, and eat chocolate while you’re at it. I’m off to finish cleaning my house–a mundane task, I know, but even I can’t write in a pigsty. I can do it for three days…after that, my muse shrivels up from the sight and smell of unpleasant, unclean, unfamiliar, unknown substances lurking in every corner of the house. Oh wait, it’s called dust.
I told you I can’t write in these conditions.
Here ya go: The Wasteline Test.
Oops, I lied about the weight scale.