Friday, June 29, 2012

Modifiers - Description's Faithless Bastards

Sam's wagon was to the far rear of the procession.
Joe has incurred our deepest wrath.
Near silence reigned.
Many hundreds of years.

Remove the italicized words. Sound better?

Make a strong statement and stick to it, my fellow writers. Don't qualify it unless you have to, that's my advice. You'll only weaken yourself...or should I say, you'll weaken yourself severely, and your efforts will be very laughable.

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