Minimalism and Your Writing

Reposted by: Ebonye Gussine Wilkins

Some writers take the long way to writing—they use lots of flowery language, puns, cultural references and other literary tools to make their work more impressive. Sometimes, you get a masterpiece like To Kill A Mockingbird. Other times, you may just get writing that has way too much going on. It’s like decorating a house; sometimes more is better, but often times, less is more.

Stacey D. Atkinson, author of Stuck, decided to explore the idea of minimalism. She asks us to consider what it would mean for writing and editing if we took a minimalist approach. Check out what Stacey had to say about that here.

Do you take a minimalist approach to writing? Let us know if you do or don’t in the comments.

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