When Less is More

Check out my latest craft post on the ASPA blog! In writing, as in cooking, the key is to use a small number of truly excellent ingredients…

My focus for this post is words. In our practice as writers, words are our lovers and our nemeses. The English language is among the richest in the world – perhaps the richest, in terms of vocabulary. Our dictionaries and thesauruses offer a bounty of delicious words: synonyms, antonyms, compound words, lost jewels with vintage flair, ultra-specific terms that are the perfect fit for some obscure sentence. I, for one, want to claim them all. I want to grab up words in great handfuls and smear them all over the page, make a beautiful mess like a kindergartner’s painting, and then lick it off my fingertips…

Source: When Less is More

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