BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Good prose is more muscle than fat, says Ursula Le Guin QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Adjectives and adverbs are good and rich and fattening. The main thing is not to overindulge … I would recommend to all storytellers a watchful attitude and a thoughtful, careful choice of adjectives and adverbs, because the bakery shop of English is rich beyond belief, and narrative prose, particularly if it’s going a long distance, needs more muscle than fat.
Ursula Le Guin

2 comments on “Good prose is more muscle than fat, says Ursula Le Guin QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. beth
    September 15, 2019

    what a great quote. she knows of what she speaks

  2. bridget whelan
    September 24, 2019

    She does!

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