Adjectives Are Like Accessories: Always remove the last one you put on

Adjectives are like accessories.

Coco Chanel once said: “When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.”

To me, the same applies to adjectives. If you use adjectives as a filler to layer your sentences, it shows. You know it and the reader knows it.

  • Learn to self-edit.
  • Learn to properly judge when you’re finished–actually finished.
  • Learn to spot overwritten sentences.
  • Learn self-awareness in your writing.

Not every noun needs to be expounded. Be a poet: each word in a sentence must have meaning and purpose. Don’t over-describe. Don’t be the person at the party with too many necklaces.┬áTake off the pearls and leave them at home.

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