notes

“learning what to leave out …”

In quotes about writing, writing on May 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

You come by your style by learning what to leave out. At first you tend to overwrite — embellishment instead of insight. You either  continue to write puerile bilge, or you change. In the process of simplifying oneself, one often discovers the thing called voice.

BILLY COLLINS

(spotted on Twitter, courtesy of ‘Advice to Writers’)

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