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Don’t Spoil The Broth . . . Trim The Fat May 21, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Word Play, Writing & Writers.
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Whether you’re focused on fiction or fashion or food, details spice up your writing and make readers come back for seconds.

And thirds.

Nancy Curteman (Global Mysteries) offers up 10 sweet and savory examples designed to make scenes and stage-settings glow with energy and life:

10 Ways Details Can Spice Up Your Writing

BAM!

Just remember, whether you’re cooking in the kitchen or at the keyboard, moderation is key ~ too many seasonings competing for attention results in a mixed up muddled up puddle of a mess . . . a/k/a mud!

That’s boring.

And, as Eric points out with humor, charm, and chutzpah, boring is bad:

Don’t Write Boring!

Writers have it easy compared to cooks.  When something isn’t working, we can exercise our editing muscles to excise the excess . . . we can trim the fat.

In contrast, if too many cooks spoil the broth by adding too much salt to the stew, they find themselves in a real pickle.

Aah . . . that’s better! 

Quote to Ponder:  I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.  ~ Blaise Pascal