If you are struggling to meet your word count, try…
Spelling out contractions.
Works very well for academic writing. Not so much for dialogue in stories. But desperate times call for desperate measures.
Spelling out numbers.
One thousand four hundred and sixty eight. Seven words right there. I can count.
Use five dollar words.
This goes against everything you know? Well, that’s life for you.
Use five cent words.
Every word is another word. But remember, not all words are equal.
Open a thesaurus.
Then proceed to replace one word with two, three, ten even.
Keep the thesaurus open.
See how many synonyms you can string together in a sentence.
Do not hyphenate.
Rebel. Refuse. Resist.
Do not combine words.
Rain bow. Snow man. Sun shine.
Forget you read any of this. Forget I even wrote it. Forget about my blog.