Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quotes: The Old Editor Says

I really enjoyed John McIntyre's post on You Don't Say today. Check it out to get the full picture, but here are a few of my favorites.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." 10-word lead. What've you got that needs more?
If you can’t tell me in one sentence what your story says, you don’t know what your story says.
When you have to trim an article to fit, take out the dumbest stuff first.
And, of course:
Be suspicious of all one-sentence injunctions about writing and editing. 

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