June 11, 2023

Clutter to Clarity

Simplify—that's probably the most important rule in writing. Omit needless words. Remove adverbs that don't add anything to the sentence. Use shorter, simpler words. Avoid jargon.

Good writing turns a two thousand-word draft into a 500-word masterpiece. It might even be trimmed down to 200 words. The length doesn't matter. Clear language does. The goal is to remove the clutter and provide clarity.

And that should be applied in the other aspects of our life too. Our homes. Our relationships. Our hearts. Our minds.

Let go of the excesses. And in that space, find clarity.