Updated: Jul 26, 2018
"Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words." - Mark Twain.
Though I never met the guy, I must say Mr. Twain was 'spot-on' about this craft called writing. I mean anyone can write; my two kids write for goodness sake. (exhibit A)
Okay, maybe not the best example, but truly we all write (e-mails, text messages, Facebook, etc.) We all can fluff a sentence with adjectives of purple ponies and adverbs of Olympians running quickly. However, it is the individual will-power and mental strength of a writer - one who takes the craft seriously - to take something so relevant, so fundamental as a 'word' and choose the right one.