Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thirty Word Thursday

Name names. Make your writing physical. Use lots of exact nouns. "Food" is an idea; "black-bean soup" is a thing. Naming…makes the writing more visceral… makes the reader trust you. 
— David Long


8 comments:

Stephanie McGee said...

This is an interesting quote. Definitely lots to ponder in there. Thanks!

Matthew Rush said...

Interesting point!

Mara Nash said...

Good advice!

Christine Fonseca said...

Hmm...naming...I guess, yeh..

Elana Johnson said...

LOVE THIS.

Jan Markley said...

yummmmy. Who knew writing could be so tasty!

Carolyn V. said...

Okay, that's true. =)

Julie Musil said...

A quick and easy tip, thanks!