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 whenContinue reading “Adjectives Are Like Accessories: Always remove the last one you put on”

Less is More: Knowing which passages to cut

You’ve heard Faulkner say “you must kill all your darlings” and Stephen King say “it’s always easier to kill someone else’s darlings than it is to kill your own”, so how does this help you when it comes time to get out the red pen? Camilla Gibb, award-winning author of Mouthing the Words and The Beauty of HumanityContinue reading “Less is More: Knowing which passages to cut”