…by John Scalzi. On the virtues of simplicity:
Ultimately, people write to be understood (excepting Gertrude Stein and Tristan Tzara, who were intentionally being difficult). Most people are, in fact, capable of understanding. Therefore, if you can’t make people understand what you write, most of the time it’s not just because the world is filled with morons, it’s also because you are not being clear.
I am always game for a few writing tips. Chances are, you probably should be as well. Just sayin’.