Get Shorty

September 12, 2013 | 1

Want your writing to have punch? Want your readers to believe you? “The five-word sentence as the gospel truth…Express your most powerful thought in the shortest sentence,” Roy Peter Clark writes in The New York Times.  Sorry that every sentence in this post is more than five words.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

One comment:

  1. I will ponder this tonight. Suspect Elmore Leonard would endorse. Sorta reminds me of haiku.

    Moe Murph
    (Sometimes long winded sometimes not)

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