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. Take off the pearls and leave them at home.
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