Just to show some of my friends (and enemies) I can write a short post – here it is.
They say that “brevity is the soul of wit…” – but then I always thought of Witt as a short fellow. (My beautiful 5′ tall wife reminds me that there is nothing wrong with being short – to which I heartily concur).
However in writing, styles do change over the eras, ages and epochs. I guess I am stuck somewhere between the Baroque and Classical. (Broke more often than not).
Anyway, a long way from Hemingway.
Speaking of him, what he lost in stripping adjectives and adverbs he made up in pounding out subplots that effervesced into ‘something or another. ‘
Since he started as an international journalist shortening his copy to save Centimes on telegraph posts, I wonder what kind of literature we would have today had he had broadband Internet from a cybercafe in the Cafe de Paris?
Yep, they are going to have a task making a journalist out of me; I see it already. I tend to write in the inverted dodecahedron style. (Now that last link was to Wikipedia – can you really trust that drawing?)
All seriousness aside, if you would like to shorten the copy on some of my multi-paragraphic posts, please free to do what the copy editors at newspapers do – just clip it off and go to another post!
Now that still came to 226 words. Oops now it is 236. Oops….
Hey! – Cheer #2 – “There are no rules!”