The First Rule

December 17, 2007

The first rule of writing is to use fewer words than you think you need to. I violate this rule every time I put my fingers on the keyboard.

(There’s always tomorrow.)


  1. Tim Wysong

    “There’s always tomorrow”

    In the metaphysical form, now that’s a debatable thought, for should you never wake, “your tomorrow never comes” ……

  2. JDM

    Debatable perhaps, but true nonetheless: on the day I never wake, I will fulfill Rule #1!


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