I'm reading Style: Towards Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams. It shows you how to almost unconsciously edit this:
The point I want to make here is that we can see the American policy in regard to foreign countries as the State Department in Washington and the White House have put it together and made it public to the world has given material and moral support to too many foreign factions in other countries that have controlled power and have then had to give up the power to other factions that have defeated them.
Our foreign policy has backed too many losers.
I've also kept busy making loldogs with my Boston Terrier.
-Andrew Whitacre, fiction editor