"To be loquacious is to use a lot of words to say very little or to use big words when you could use little ones. Don’t use multisyllabic, Latinate words like 'loquacious' when you can use nice, monosyllabic words like the Anglo-Saxon word 'word' . . .

It’s important for your words to be grounded in truth—in what Henry James called 'felt life'—that form should always be tethered to content. Or, to put this another way: as writers, your love of language and form, even if that’s the place you start from (and that’s where many of the best writers start from), should nonetheless generate a search for the meaning your form wants to say.

Saying something well is only worthwhile when you have something to say."

– Gregory Wolfe, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Creative Writers According to St. Augustine

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