Mark Twain on Writing 2

“When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don’t mean utterly, but kill most of them — then the rest will be valuable. they weaken when they are close together. they give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice.” ~letter to D.W. Bowser, 20 March 1880~letter to D.W. Bowser, 20 March 1880

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