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Friday, November 9, 2007

Don't dress up...

One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you're maybe a little bit ashamed of your short ones.

~~Stephen King

3 comments:

Lesley said...

I really fancy this commendation. I surmise that I am now more ingenious than I was just a diminutive moment ago

Lita said...

Hahahaha!! ^

Jen's Journey said...

Well, I just have to find irony in this post...My news editor just told me I am SUPPOSED to write to a 6th/7th grade education (our readers), instead of readers who can understand complex paragraphs. Sentences need to be 6/7 words long, too. This is frustrating since I certainly don't talk like I have only a 6th/7th grade education, myself. Pray for me in this challenge...Lord knows I can use all His help in achieving whatever my editor is requesting of me.

Jennie