Tuesday’s Writing Tips: Avoid the Use of Qualifiers

Tuesday’s Writing Tips 

The Elements of Style

It’s time for another writing tip from the book The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

Avoid the use of qualifiers.

Rather, very , little, pretty—these are the leeches that infest the pond of prose, sucking the blood of words. The constant use of the adjective little (except to indicate size) is particularly debilitating; we should all try to do a little better, we should all be very watchful of this rule, for it is a rather important one, and we are pretty sure to violate it now and then.

I love how the sarcasm runs deep within this paragraph. It gets the point across.



Today’s Haiku

moments tick by
stop…stop and appreciate
today’s offering


What are you doing to make this day special?