Simple Writing Advice For This Week

Simplify, simplify.

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This will be one of my shortest posts ever. Simple writing advice:

  • Write fewer articles (the, a, an).
  • Write fewer adverbs or no adverbs at all (quickly, softly, loudly, beautifully, greedily, etc.). Adverbs almost always make the sentence worse.
  • Write fewer adjectives (big, thin, strong, soft…



Pedro Hoffmeister

Author with Random House. TBI survivor who struggles. Poet. Climber. Former Writer-In-Residence of Joshua Tree National Park. Podcast: “Boring Is A Swear Word”