Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Splash du Jour: Wednesday

A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus:
1. What am I trying to say?
2. What words will express it?
3. What image or idiom will make it clearer?
4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?

-- George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language", 1946 –

Have a great Wednesday!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Four excellent questions. And then comes the labour of love - editing!

(Cip - I'm the one being "groped" - not my buddy! Will give some serious (!) thought to your suggestion...)