Have you ever been that person who overexplains?
Yeah, I do that in my writing. I have this urge to explain every detail without leaving room for misunderstanding. This comes from fear that my audience won’t understand what I am saying.
My writing, thus, becomes verbose and lacks mystery.
Here are two simple ways I’m working on to break free from this habit:
- Trusting my readers – They are smart enough to put 2 and 2 together
- Trusting myself – I am smart enough to convey my ideas
It’s a journey of finding the sweet spot between clarity and intrigue.