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Lexiboost: “Excise” Cut the fat

By Eileen Ramos

MC900434689Excise (v.): 1. To expunge, as a passage or sentence, from a text.  2. To cut out or off, as a tumor.

You should excise your writing and concentrate on the core of your work, your thesis statement.

What is the message you’re trying to get across?

What is the purpose of your writing? Is it to entertain? Inform? Persuade?

Use only words that support your message and don’t feel like you have to throw in fancy words that only derail your writing. Make a bullet point list of what you want to communicate and cross off what doesn’t work. Cut out the superfluous words and get to the crux of the matter.  Once you get rid of the fluff, your writing will be so much better.


Eileen Ramos is an enthusiastic introvert who has a fervor for words.  She loves collecting them and seeing how they fit in, and expand, her world.  She’s a writer by day, sleeper by night (well, sort of) and she can’t wait to see what title she earns next. For more information or to link with Eileen, check out her LinkedIn profile.


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