Archive

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Clear and Simple Prose Delivers

One of my favorite writing exercises comes from Richard Lederer in his book, The Miracle of Language.

When he taught sixth grade, one of the exercises he gave to his students each year was to write a descriptive essay that painted a picture readers could see in their mind’s eye.

The catch? Use only one-syllable words.

Try it. You will be amazed.