Quickly Quotable #6

A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?

George Orwell (1903 – 1950) “Politics and the English Language,” 1946

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About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, will be published November 2018 by Immortal Works Press. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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6 Responses to Quickly Quotable #6

  1. Sigh. Looks like I’m *NOT* a scrupulous writer.

  2. nrhatch says:

    Excellent quote ~ and I disagree with Rik’s comment about his own writing.

    I find him both scrupulous and scruple-less as a writer! : )

  3. Lua says:

    Amazing quote… I should tell this one to people who thinks we simply “sit down and write when inspiration strikes.” 🙂

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