In both creative and informative pieces, I have been stuck between writing in simple, direct sentences vs long detailed ones. For informative pieces I know direct is often the better choice, but articles and instructions become bland when all the sentences are choppy and small. For creative writing, I get frustrated when my sentences become too long and drawn out. I want to write with a natural flow, but find myself hyper critical of my own. How have you guys managed this? Does the nitpicking of your own writing ease with experience?