Brevity (the soul of wit) is my favourite principle for good writing. It may seem impossible to, say, arbitrarily cut any one text in half but the challenge of attempting it forces you to consider the importance of every phrase, word, and punctuation mark therein. Do it.

6 responses to “Brevity”

  1. I agree. I’m editing out unnecessary words from my book. Like “arbitrarily” isn’t needed. I used too many adverbs ending with “ly.”

  2. And the mastery is to achieve insightful brevity without dearth.

  3. […] Brevity is good. It looks like the Hemingway app can help you achieve it. It’s pretty cool. […]

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