I was going to write a clever Copyblogger-inspired post with Mark Twain quotes and writing tips to go.
I was going to write a Cosmo-style round up of impact-full "Dos" and "Don’ts", turned round for extra effect. ("Don’t bother to break up your paragraphs. Your writing’s so good that people will choose to read it anyway.")
I was going to do a round up of quotes, tips, and learning points from this month’s posts and comments.
But I’ve run out of both time and writing juice. And because I do read my own words I remembered that sometimes you just need to let your ideas go.
Mark Twain’s still going to get the last word though. After all, it’s partly down to him I decided not to squander another quire of paper
To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself…Anybody can have ideas–the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.