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The Art of Exaggeration

the art of exaggerationDon’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.  C. S. Lewis

I’ve already written about the dangers of using big words when small ones will do, but in the context of academic writing. I like this quote from C.S. Lewis because it shows how your creative writing also suffers when you exaggerate too much and too often. Exaggeration can kill a reader’s interest in a work you’ve put your heart into. Continue reading ‘The Art of Exaggeration’