Clutter


Fighting clutter is like fighting weeds — the writer is always slightly behind.

William Zinsser in On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing NonFiction

All kinds of clutter. Things accumulate all the time – on table tops, counters, closets. Mental clutter, physical clutter, emotional clutter, psychic clutter – must be magical clutter. What to do about it?

Look for clutter in your writing and prune it ruthlessly. Be grateful for everything you can throw away.

William Zinsser in On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing NonFiction

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