Brin Jackson, Fantasy writer & daydreamer

The journey of writing, craft, and of connection.


1 Comment

Monday quote

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?

 

And he will probably as himself two more:

  1. Could I put it more shortly?
  2. Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?

 

George Orwell