Monday, June 30, 2008

Lost in Description

For journalists, there're two schools--the old school and the new one. Marching into the 21st Century, we writers also have found the new and the old schools. The old school would choke the reader with page and page of description. What is new school, then? You got the picture through the definition of the old one. To avoid choking the reader, some writers resort to minimalistic approach. They run the risk of not being able to take the reader to the place. Insufficience is as bad as excess. What do we do, then? Use your common sense. A writer's common sense will let us know what is enough and what is not. Happy writing! Make up your mind if you'll stick to the old school or choose the new school.

Something to Ponder:

Again, I'd like to share with you some quotes from A Dictionary of American Proverbs:

1) "Easy writing makes hard reading."

2) "Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, writing an exact man."

3) "All words are pegs to hang ideas on."

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