And no I’m not referring to ‘simple’ as in for those who speak English as a second language, but keeping that in mind may help you.
What I’m talking about is sentences that describe/tell/explain your story in a way that’s succinct and to the point. Without excessive flowery language or those often overused adverbs. There is no right or wrong way, really, just keep it simple. Remember you don’t need to fully describe something to a reader immediately. Just mention single points as you go along. For example if I was to describe my appearance I could say, “A female in her mid to late twenties with mid length dark red hair”.
Now there’s nothing wrong with that sentence at all, but I could have just said, “A woman with red hair” and then as I continue in my writing, mention other descriptions. If I felt the need. Often we as writers get so involved in intense descriptions to make sure the reader can place themselves that we forget how easily a simple sentence can place us. Here’s another example
“The blustery wind wrenched at her coat as she hurried down the main road, its icy fingers clawed at her collar and she quickly did her top button up”
“The wind was icy and she fastened her coat’s top button as she walked.”
Again neither of these are right or wrong but the simple sentence does still get the same point across. What are your thoughts? Any favorite examples?
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