While doing some research, I came across a comment that said, simply, “Existential angst.” I looked at that and thought, Really? I don’t mean to denigrate people who use big words (some might think denigrate is a big word), but I prefer to read and write more simply. Am I lazy or incapable? Neither! When I read, I’m fine with needing to roll the ideas around in my head, but I don’t want to be running to the dictionary to understand the meaning of seldom-used “big words”. My writing style is pretty much my talking style. I want my writing to come across as if we’re sitting at a café having a conversation.
“One should use common words to say uncommon things.”
That describes what I like to read and also my dream goal when I write.