Consider these examples.
He felt angry and shouted, “Get out of my house!”
His angry words must have hurt her. She felt the tears fall down her face and she stood up and ran out of the house.
Doesn’t the dialogue convey the anger, especially if he’s shouting it? The writer could simply cut felt angry and. The second paragraph can be pared down to solve several issues: overwriting, point of view shift and telling vs. showing.
He shouted, “Get out of my house!”
Tears streaming, she stood and ran. The door slammed behind her.
Writing two sentences where one does the trick, is overwriting. By eliminating this in your prose, you’ll find your writing becomes cleaner and leaner.
If you can include a fresh description that does double duty, your writing will achieve nuances and add character and color without seeming overdone.
Consider this example from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby: “Her voice is full of money,” he said suddenly. He does a brilliant job of conveying a description, sensory expression and the speaker’s attitude in one short sentence.
In your revisions can you find places where you’ve used too many words to convey your meaning?
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