25 March 2009

Going back to a better time?

This is an interesting article, in a helpful writing guide sort of way.

Two things.

Firstly, a lot of clients get all iffy about sentence structure like that and that can be a bit disappointing if you have just come up with a super duper sentence.

But then they pay for and own the written product so they can specify as much as they want. Thus, save the lengthy prologues for personal blogs.

Secondly, and this is actually the first thought that occurred to me, .... isn't this how the more eloquent British authors write? It's a style of writing that already exists; it's strange to see people hype about it as a mega discovery.

On that note, check out Helen Cresswell's work.