Ever been in a relationship when you were the needy one? When you are needy in a relationship, you feel the pressure of doing more. We are so afraid of losing our partner that we overcompensate. Instead of acting with love, we act from a place of fear.
A similar thing happens in our writing. When we don’t feel secure, we overexplain. Our writing gets bloated and loses its charm. And hence, ineffective.
Understanding this insecurity is the first step.
As you read what you have written, ask yourself – “Is this sentence written out of love? Is this adding value to the reader? Or Is this written out of my insecurity?”