I normally don’t republish entire blog posts from another site, but I read this one this morning at copyblogger.com and it was such a clear example of effective communication that I really wanted to share this with my readers (who are writers!).
Here’s the entire post:
Which Words Can You Live Without?
by Brian Clark
On November 19th, 1863, popular orator Edward Everett gave a two-hour speech that nobody remembers. Following Everett, President Abraham Lincoln stood up, delivered 269 words now known as the Gettysburg Address, and sat down. Lincoln’s two-minute speech is regarded as one of the greatest in American history.
Omit needless words.
You can see the original post at: http://www.copyblogger.com/edit-your-writing/
I also recommend that you visit copyblogger.com frequently if you’re looking for ways to improve your writing skills. Fantastic resource!