Ciao, amici! Today’s a mish-mash of sorts. You’ll see my featured image is of Dr. Seuss. Tomorrow is National Dr. Seuss Day. I’m a huge fan of his and always mark the occasion. Today I’ve chosen one of my favorite quotes from him. Actually, I usually only quote the middle, but this time I’ve included the entire quote.
It has often been said there’s so much to be read,
you never can cram all those words in your head.
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs
is making a chore for the reader who reads.
That’s why my belief is the briefer the brief is,
the greater the sigh of the reader’s relief is.
I love Dr. Seuss, and I love this philosophy of his. No need for several words when one perfect word will do. That’s something I’ve been trying to remember as I complete my first draft.
Oh, the mish-mash comment? That’s because today at Story Empire, I was all about Snoopy, another favorite of mine.
Seuss or Schultz, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy them or learn from them. Do you agree? Let’s discuss it.
And now, this week’s writing links:
Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:
Posts by others in the industry:
- Final Draft Checklist | K.M. Allan
- Force Your Characters to Grow | The Write Practice
- Wounded Writer Syndrome | The Kill Zone
- Archetypes, Tropes, Cliches | Fiction University
- Paragraph Length | The Kill Zone
- 6 Steps to a Killer First Draft | Live Write Thrive
- Crutch Words | Don Massenzio
- AI to Predict Publishing Success | Nicholas C. Rossis
- What Type of Violent Offender is Your Villain | Fiction University
- Writing Legal Fiction | Standout Books
- Backstory through Dialogue | Writers Helping Writers
- Planning the Character’s Journey | Legends of Windemere
- Promoting Your Sale | BookBub
- The Blogging Community | Authors Billboard
- Create Characters with the Enneagram | Standout Books
To make you smile:
- Monday Funnies | Marcia Meara
And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.
Have a great week! Arrivederci!