Sauteed mushrooms are tasty. I mean, who came up with the idea of adding butter to fungus to make a delectable side dish? And you can add other things too!

Good: Mushrooms and butter.

Better: Mushrooms, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic.

Best: Mushrooms, butter, salt, pepper, garlic, fresh chives, and white wine.

Yum! Wine really can make anything taste better. Like hyperbole. I love a sentence of hyperbole on the page. It’s really my favorite thing to write- I do a whole edit just to find spots to insert hyperbole.

Good: She glared at him. (Okay, maybe not a good sentence, but nothing wrong per se.)

Better: She gave him a withering glare. (Working in the right direction, but still not there yet.)

Best: Her glare could have obliterated every village in Egypt.

Ahhh… Just right!