Too Many Words?

“A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”     —Professor William Strunk, Jr.


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Angi Payne-Sutton is an author, self-publishing consultant, editor, freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger and poet. She owns and operates Word 2 Word Writing Services, a self-publishing consulting business assisting new and unpublished authors in writing, editing, design and publishing their work. She teaches unpublished and previously published authors how to hone their professional skills and learn navigate the growing industry of self-publishing. Angi is active in ministry for more than two decades. She is a non-fiction Christian Living author/editor, Minister of Praise & Worship and Children’s Pastor/Administrator. She currently ministers with her husband, Pastor Scott Sutton at New Life Ministries in New Madrid, Missouri.
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One Response to Too Many Words?

  1. He forgot “and a society, no unnecessary citizens.” I’m a big fan of Lovecraft and Bradbury, both cited for using too many words, and of Mozart, decried for “using too many notes.” Art is not a machine and should not be compared to one.

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