I just read the post by @davidneuman mentioning the Hemingway app and Grammarly. Then, I started his post on Motivation and Discipline. I'm noticing a writing pattern and want to point it out -- it's one I have used many times and explains my familiarity.
Here are some chunks from this post:
- I and many others
- sheer ambition
- constantly seek to improve
- reading and listening to educational content
- changing career paths.
- everything changes
- difficult to do things that I do not want to do
- many such activities
Adding details takes time, words and specifics. You'll quickly jump to 200+ words if you explain how you feel when your avoiding cleaning. Is your mind racing with thoughts of success and fame? Are you imagining a new house -- that's already cleaned? How many rooms does it have? Concrete and glass?, French country?
Is your gut rumbling because you're intermittent fasting and the clock seems to be off as there are still 17 minutes until you can take a break from code and pull out your grandma's cast-iron skillet and fry up your paleo pancakes with toasted-Tahitian coconut oil and Himalayan sea salt?
Generalizations occur when we try to write quickly. Details reveal themselves when we edit and slice off the fat in favor of the tastier morsels.
Will you point out specifics you notice in my writing that could be hand-tightened? If we leave an objective comment each day, we might earn the Detailed Feedback Badge from @baz