Make everyword tell

“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all sentences short or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outlline, but that everyword tell.”

-The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White (pgs. xv-xvi)