The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up Your Sentences

brad wetzler creative writing memoir nonfiction Aug 22, 2020
 

In this 30-minute nonfiction and memoir instructional video, writing teacher and book writing coach Brad Wetzler discusses tangible ways that writers can clean up their sentences and write more powerfully. 

Here are a few concepts that Brad discusses: 

1. Lean on strong verbs.

2. Lose the adverbs.

3. Lose adjectives when possible, too. 

4. Lose little qualifiers such as "a bit," "sort of," "a little."

5. Lose vague conceptual nouns.

6. Avoid overstatement and hyperbole.