I’m amending yesterday’s post to clarify my theory on good writing. The word “Brevity” isn’t the best explanation for good writing. Here’s the secret to good writing: “Omit needless words.” In the example given yesterday, “well” is needless.
This advice is courtesy of On Writing by Stephen King and The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White. I would’ve remembered this yesterday, but the Spring Training euphoria clouded my brain.