Mark Twain writing tip 7

“As to adjectives: when in doubt, strike it out.”

Mark Twain wasn’t enamored with overly descriptive prose.  Just read the first paragraph of The Eye of Argon, and you’ll know what I mean.  While it’s not actually adjective laden, it’s very heavy with description.  Quality over quantity.

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