Punch up and unstuff your writing.
She was very unhappy … vs
She was sad.
She was miserable.
It was a series of totally unfortunate events … vs It was a series of unfortunate events.
The glass was filled completely with water … vs The glass was filled to the brim with water.
He just couldn’t do it … vs He couldn’t do it.
Short is the new black … Less is more … Fewer words often say more and are “chewier” for the reader.
Dump the “fillers” in your writing.
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