Are your sentences too long?
Here is a way to quickly identify sentence length in your next document:
1. Print out your draft.
2. Use a red pen and draw a forward slash (/) over each period.
3. Identify the varying lengths of your sentences.
Short sentences can be powerful. Use short sentences to begin or end paragraphs. A call to action is effective and clear when expressed as a short sentence. Incorporate the super-short one or two-word sentence for impact. Example: Stop now!
Long sentences may work best to express complex ideas or outline multiple steps.
Until next time, Happy Writing,