Search This Blog

Subscribe By Email

Get Blog Posts Sent by Email

About This Blog

How to Comment on Blog Posts

The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Short

One thing I’ve noticed lately is that both Carman and I have been getting more and more wordy. So today I’m resolved to keep my message short!

I’ve often quoted someone (a quotation variously attributed: Mark Twain, Proust, Pliny the Younger, Winston Churchill) who wrote “I’m sorry this letter is so long; I didn’t have time to write a short one!”

All really good writers truly appreciate a good editor, whose job is to ensure the message is polished to the most concise way of making a clear statement.

I beg your forgiveness for the times I’ve rambled and failed to clearly and concisely convey my thought. And now that you are finished reading, have a nice long good day.

Posted by Marion

1 comment: