Quote of the Month–February 2015

“I take great pains with my work, pruning and revising with a tireless hand. I have the welfare of my creations very much at heart. I cut them with infinite care, burnish them until they become brilliant. What many another writer would be content to leave in massive proportions, I polish into a tiny gem.” – Ernest Hemingway The initial act of writing is only … Continue reading Quote of the Month–February 2015

Quote of the Month–October 2014

“A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.” – William Strunk, Jr. I was looking through Strunk’s classic work, The Elements of Style, this morning, and was immediately struck by how closely this rule parallels the one that I apply when editing my … Continue reading Quote of the Month–October 2014