They say writers should keep it basic. Don’t do too much. Stay in your lane. That’s good advice, until it’s not.
Jack Kerouac once wrote:
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
This from one of America’s most industrious creators of run-on sentences. But still, Kerouac knew to keep looking, to seek simplicity in his work. Just because he never quite got there doesn’t mean the trip wasn’t worth it.