Monday, 29 June 2009
Gits and effort
A quote from my former editor:
"The word 'darling' is great to soften a blow. I use it all the time to seem sweet when I'm saying something horrible."
Sure the word's great and I use it all the time too but never to intentionally sound like a pretentious git.
She also used to constantly tell me to use simpler sentences in my writing. My mind works in an around-about way, usually settling on the most convoluted way of stating things. But then, I've never thoroughly enjoyed something that's been easy to comprehend. Why discourage a reader to make any effort? I'd like to be worth some effort, someday.