Three Ways Authors Write in Excess (And How To Cut Back)

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

overflowing-glass-1-211872-mToday, I wanted to talk about four ways authors write in excess: that is, the techniques and words we all tend to exaggerate, overdo, and overuse, especially in first drafts.

Let’s face it: if Thanksgiving taught us (well, me) anything this year, it’s that there IS such a problem as “too much of a good thing.” Especially when that thing is my sister’s pumpkin cheesecake.

But back to writing: This post is about trouble areas that are easy to spot and not usually too hard to clean up. The best part? Cleaning them up can do marvels for the quality and “readability” of your prose.

These are things lots of people talk about. To be honest, I know I’ve talked about them before on my blog. But I figure it’s useful to revisit big points. Also, grouping old information in new ways can help us find new connections and learn…

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