Don't waste words. Everything written should have two meanings. Narrate and world or character-build at once. Long dialogues must die. Show don't tell, yet do it fast. Replace adverbs even if it takes more words. Adding description to dialogue tags saves a lot. Sometimes "he blinked hard" is more valuable than "the slight shrug of his shoulders and widening of his eyes clearly protrayed his awe." That is all.
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