Good writers should avoid fluff in their writing. For example, nobody wants to read: Dominic nodded vigorously as he humbly accepted the most gracious gift from the kind and wonderful Jennifer. Yet, if we take things to the other extreme. Jennifer offered a gift. Dominic nodded. He accepted. I often find that when I try and get to the point, the sentences become too short and the pacing feels awkward. In the end, I stretch out the sentences so they become more natural. In real life, if someone spoke only a few words at a time, I guess most people would be thrown off by that. I just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced issues of this sort. Perhaps I'm just thinking too hard into this. Thanks .