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Today’s writing tip: simple is frequently better

Kurt Vonnegut is but one example:

“In the mid-1950s, Vonnegut worked very briefly for Sports Illustrated magazine, where he was assigned to write a piece on a racehorse that had jumped a fence and attempted to run away. After staring at the blank piece of paper on his typewriter all morning, he typed, “The horse jumped over the fucking fence,” and left.


2 responses

  1. Max, you said it, the simpler the better. How are you? I was reading John Steinbeck’s letter to his son Thom a while back, simply written and beautiful. Take care, Colette

    March 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    • Hey Colette-
      Thanks for staying in touch. Hope you’re doing well and that the muses are visiting you regularly.

      March 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

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