It’s another one of those things that gets discussed among authors, and there are a lot of strong opinions on either side. Is shorter better? Should your words, sentences, and paragraphs be short, quick, and go immediately to the point, or is it okay to stretch things out?
You know the advice where authors are told they should be as brief as possible? Cut out any unnecessary words. Keep it simple. Everything short. Easy. Yes? No? How did this paragraph sound? We talk about this very topic.
Exclusively? No. You need variation in your sentence length, or your writing will sound monotonous.
Only if you are writing for children. I assume my audience to be thinking adults with at least average IQ, probably even educated. If they can’t handle a word like existential or thermodynamic, they aren’t going to understand my stories anyway.
If this was a law, I would be in jail for life. I have to consciously control the amount of dashes in my work — lest I end up with six…
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