Am I thinking too hard about my writing?
So a lot of people have told me that there are places in my work where my use of language is a bit heavy or needlessly complex.
For example, until recently I have never simply written 'he said'. It has always been something like 'He barked with a commanding edge in his voice.'and people have expressed their concern that it start to break up the writing and make it seem choppy.
So I would like to know how often you think complex strings of language should be used, and if you think that it has a certain place where it belongs?