Remember that two great masters of language, William Shakespeare and James Joyce, wrote sentences which were almost childlike when their subjects were most profound.
If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.
24 July 2008
Vonnegut on good writing
I’ve just come across a helpful article by Kurt Vonnegut on ‘How to Write with Style’. A couple of excerpts: