The use at least two (usually three) adjectives for every noun, or the three paragraphs to describe rain, or maybe the page and half describing the color of the skyline – too much information. The words must further the plot, or be discarded.
I follow a weekly blog that provides writing advice by a group of very successful authors. The website is called “Live to Write – Write to Live”. Aspiring writers will find the information valuable and definitely worth the time. This blog is by Wendy E.N. Thomas and she explains perfectly why a writer needs to get to the point.