Saturday, May 03, 2008

Rid the Muck

Among my old books is Annie Dillard’s “Holy the Firm,” the most tightly packed prose I can remember reading. One sentence can last hours or more, rolling in my mind. I read the first part and buzzed.

To write blogs with power and brevity, read the book, it is very short, and craft sentences like that. For me it takes four or five passes to rid the muck.

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