Friday, April 18, 2008

Some Writing Advice

If you need to tighten your writing, a good trick is to read it aloud. You'll find that sentences that are 17 words or more leave you gasping (and not in awe). This indicates they can be truncated without loss of flow.

This rule goes out the window, of course, in any parody of Victor Hugo's style....

Bruce Haring
New York Book Festival

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