We lost a great and influential man this week. In honor of William Zinsser, here’s one of the best quotes I’ve ever read:
“Look for the clutter in your writing and prune it ruthlessly. Be grateful for everything you can throw away. Re-examine each sentence you put on paper. Is every word doing new work? Can any thought be expressed with more economy? Is anything pompous or pretentious or faddish? Are you hanging on to something useless just because you think it’s beautiful? Simplify, simplify.”
A nice tribute to him with more quotes can be found here.