One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you’re maybe a little bit ashamed of your short ones. This is like dressing up a household pet in evening clothes. The pet is embarrassed and the person who committed this act of premeditated cuteness should be even more embarrassed.
Artists use lies to tell the truth
Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof.