There are lessons to be learned every day. Today’s lesson is this: When writing, keep it concise.
Sure, we all know about Hemingway. But when writing I use things like the following, all too frequently:
- turned to
- looked at
I got called up on it today. I went back and looked again. I removed most of them. It looks better now.
That list shouldn’t be taken as exhaustive, of course.
Less is more.