Dr. Seuss, famous for his children books, including Cat in a hat, the Lorax and many others, believed that writers should keep it simple, not the simplicity of Hemingway and his Iceberg principle but really simple.
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2. Writing simply means no dependent clauses, no dangling things, no flashbacks, and keeping the subject near the predicate. We throw in as many fresh words we can get away with. Simple, short sentences don't always work. You have to do tricks with pacing, alternate long sentences with short, to keep it vital and alive.... Virtually every page is a cliffhanger--you've got to force them to turn it."~”
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