Keeping It Simple

by Sara
(Ohio)

Believe it or not, the best way to improve your writing is to SIMPLIFY.


Don't use more complicated terms when a simpler word will suffice. For example, don't always replace the word 'use' with 'utilize'.

Instead, use more vivid words elsewhere in your writing where it will actually make a difference to readers, such as enhancing verbs and adjectives to be more specific:

If you write about someone walking, did they saunter?

If you write about a blue object, was it periwinkle or indigo?
Use the effort that other people apply to over-complicating simple terms, and instead make the writing more vivid for your readers!

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