Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bore-geous Writing

Author Ayelet Waldman advises on how to avoid pointless, empty prose, saying:
Good narrative writing must defend itself. Every sentence, even every word, must be there for a reason beyond its beauty. It must move the story along, pushing it toward what comes next. Good writing can and should be beautiful, but it must never be only beautiful. Bore-geous is always too much, and never enough.

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