No More "Very"
Oct 06, 2021
Quit using the word "very." It adds nothing. Let your choice of the word it would modify do the job alone, because that other word can do the job better. "Very quickly" is no more impactful than "quickly." Same for "very" anything. Try it and see.
The effect of dispatching with "very" is to add calmness, clarity, and confidence to your prose.
It works, promise. But you have to decide you're going to do it -- so do it! (I'm very serious about this. Heh.)