“One might compare the art of photography to the act of pointing… It must be true that some of us point to more interesting facts, events, circumstances, and configurations than others.”—John Szarkowski
What do you mean by “too literary”? What do you cut out, certain kinds of words?
Adjectives, adverbs, and every word which is there just to make an effect. Every sentence which is there just for the sentence. You know, you have a beautiful sentence—cut it. Every time I find such a thing in one of my novels it is to be cut.