“Learning to be Terser”–Some Thoughts on the Craft

If you’ve ever tried to put words to paper (or to virtual paper)  in a meaningful way, I think you’ll find this intriguing. 

An acquaintance of mine just posted this blog about the process that he used to put together a movie review that he wrote for his blog.  I found it extremely interesting to see the actual process (both the thought behind and the execution) that produced of a good piece of writing.  I’m also relieved that I am not the only writer that has a hard time getting everything I want to share into bite-sized chunks.  “Less-is-more” is hard for me. 

This demonstrates just another example of why writing is “work”.  It’s not just jotting down what you say.  There is thought, discernment, and much hand-wringing involved.  Kacey’s blog effectively explores and exposes this essential writing truth.  And while you’re there, check out his review of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”…it’s quite good.

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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