Friday, October 06, 2006

Don't say, tell...

"Don't say it was 'delightful'; make us say 'delightful' when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers 'Please, will you do the job for me?'"

-- C.S. Lewis


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Other authors say, "Don't use labels," meaning the same thing as C. S. Lewis' quote today. But Lewis said it better.

7:09 PM  

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