Too Soon? Not Soon Enough? This Week’s Tip.

Posted April 24, 2019 by Bill Wheelhouse


I hear and see it a lot.  A reporter telling me a town may soon see a new business.  Citizens may soon see higher garbage rates. The state may soon be home to… you get my point.     Perhaps telling your audience something may be coming soon works good enough.  But, it might mean we are being a little lazy in our writing.     In fact, we can just tell people when they actually might encounter whatever it is we are explaining to them. Or you could remove the word soon entirely and the find story is just as good.

I write this not because “soon” is bad.  However, the longer you dwell on it, you’ll find it is meaningless . Perhaps your first draft of the story included soon.   Maybe focus on writing something that will add a bit more meaning.

It’s something to think about when you take a few moments to self-edit your work.

I’ll be in touch… soon.