Jonny Geller@JonnyGeller 10h His #writingTips in this letter to a fan are as spot on now as they were when sent Instead of telling us a thing was terrible describe it so we'll be terrified C S Lewis was born 120 years ago today What really matters is 1 Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else 2 Always prefer the plain direct word to the long vague one Don't implement promises but keep them 3 Never use abstract nouns when concrete ones will do If you mean More people died don't say Mortality rose 4 In writing Don't use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing I men 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 ription You see al those words horrifying wonderful hideous exquisite are only like saying to your readers Please will you do my job for nme 5 Don't use words too big for the subject Don't say infinitely when you mean very otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something reallu infinite Meme

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