Writers, follow the all-you-can-eat buffet rule

By Rusty Clark from merritt usland FLA (Pintu's Indian Palace - West Springfield MA) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Rusty Clark from merritt usland FLA (Pintu’s Indian Palace – West Springfield MA) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve been amazed at how hard writers find simplicity.

A mile-long sentence is so hard to divide, they claim. Don’t edit me, dude!

They want all those ideas piled high in one sentence. One mushy mess of words.

What kind of buffet eaters would these writers be? Would they have a foot-high, some-of-everything pile smashed on their plate?

Let’s hope not.

One buffet trip through the line needs one plate. Pace yourself. Small servings. Return to what you like.

There are plenty of plates, and sentences, to enjoy everything. Take your time. Taste every word.

 

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