Using less common adjectives makes your writing more impressive. Avoid using words like “nice, interesting, good”. Try using words like “wonderful, amazing, shocking, rewarding”, etc. It helps to keep a thesaurus with you when you write.
The sunset created an extraordinary / breathtaking / dazzling background to our romantic dinner.
An abandoned rusty station wagon, a shiny emerald green gown, a nasty purple bruise, a tall elegant man, a delicious book, a random meeting, a darkly suspicious answer…..
Adding Emotional and Sensory Details:
Including colours, flavours, sounds, and feelings, helps a reader get a better picture of your description.
We walked all day. It took 10 hours to get to the cabin.
And: While we climbed over the mossy rocks through the thick forest, we could hear the roar of the waterfall getting louder and louder.
Be completely clear with your message:
Keep your writing clear. Ask yourself, does the reader understand what I mean if I say it this way? Who are my readers? Do they know this topic? Can they understand me? How can I give this information in the clearest way?
Although you don’t want every sentence to be short, avoid long sentences that have many clauses. A variety of length improves readability but if the sentences are too long and wordy, the reader will get confused.
Check that your pronouns agree with the subject(s). For example: The man and the boy sat down at the dirty table. He was arguing with the boy. That is not correct. It should be: They were arguing or The man was yelling at the boy.
Another example: Mrs. Baker and her daughter left to visit her aunt. Whose aunt? You need to give more information. Mrs. Baker took her daughter to visit Annabelle, Mrs. Baker’s sister.