A little bit of Twain
Blog Posted:12/3/2011 5:38:00 PM
I found this in a book I enjoyed reading. 'Crow Stone' by Jenni Mills.
Thought it worth posting here.
To quote Mark Twain
"Getting the Right Word in the Right Place
To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself. . . . Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph."
(Letter to Emeline Beach, February 1868)