Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Directions to a Writer

Clarity means just what it says
Don't muddy it up with too many syllables
Remember to use just enough words 
Not too many or too few
Bury the unnecessary nouns, chastise 
the adjectives, and extoll the verbs 
Hide the adverbs, cut down the gerunds 
Finger figurative language with delicacy
Leave them with exquisite images, 
aphorisms and pithy lines
committed to memory 


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