Last week we looked at the quote from Thomas Jefferson: “The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”

We talked about cutting unnecessary words… However, there is another side to this quote:

Sometimes you need two words.

Don’t write so fast you miss describing the look on a child’s face, the leaves on the forest floor, the smell of smoke in the air, the cry of a child, the swish of tyres on the wet road.

forest in the autumn

Do you agree? Is this an area you are good at, or struggle with? Ever read a book where you’d have liked a bit more description? Look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below, on our facebook page or via email. As always, love to hear from you. 🙂

Janet WilsonEvery blessing to you all in this special season of Advent,


P.S. Congratulations to all who did last week’s cutting exercise – great job! Amazing how many filler words you can find when you look, isn’t it?

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Two words or one: Part II
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