Friday, June 20, 2008


Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should have no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. — Strunk & White

Write nothing that is not necessary.


Kari said...

"Eschew surplussage," sayeth Mark Twain :)

patrick said...

The Elements of style was a required textbook for my introduction to journalism class in college. I recall thinking they were full of crap.

em said...

sometimes it is the writing that is necessary.
i'd go more: write nothing *when* not necessary

I, Rodius said...

Heh. You done strunked the Strunk.

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