Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Let Me Be Brief...

I was recently introduced to a website called http://brevitymag.com/.  This website is a collection of nonfiction essays.

If you are anything like me, you find it exceptionally difficult to write "short" things.  (That's why I write novels and not short stories.)  This is a great collection of masters of the brief, but meaningful, writing.  I know I will refer to it frequently as examples of ways to improve my own writing.

As Shakespeare said, "Brevity is the soul of wit."  (I always appreciate the joke that the character who spoke this line is a pompously over-talkative individual.)

Perhaps that is one of the reasons I struggle with creating effective humor in my writing...