Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Straightforward Writing

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.”
~ H.W. Fowler*
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*Via Rosi Hollinbeck on The Write Stuff


  1. Very interesting quote! One that really gets us thinking. Writing is probably different than what most of the world thinks it is. :)

    1. I love quotes like this. It humbles me and reminds me to get down to basics. Thanks.

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