Damn Important Advice on Writing June 2, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
Lifehacker gives some welcome advice on making damn, damn needed improvements to our writing:
“Very” is one of those unnecessary words that can dull our writing. Take Mark Twain’s advice and if you get the urge to write “very,” substitute “damn” instead.
Although it doesn’t work quite the way you’d think it would:
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very,’” said Mark Twain. “Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”