Every word counts. John Patrick Lowrie (Dancing with Eternity) once told me to pretend that words cost money. Cut the words you don’t need. Dr. Tom C. Hunley (Poetry Gymnasium) also advised me to keep in mind that clarity is important, and the fewer words you can use to get your point across, the better.
Just think about how much better your work could be if you took out the fluff, which would leave room for you to add other levels of detail.
Deflate those Inflated Phrases
Deflate when writing prose; inflate when writing essays for school.