Monday, October 21, 2013

CSL on Writing

If you are a student, a pastor, or a story teller, I think you will find this advice helpful from CS Lewis.

"In writing. Don't use adjective which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was "terrible," describe it so that we'll be terrified. 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 my job for me."

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