Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ephemera

Randy’s Rules for Writing

1.    As simple as possible, and then simpler.
2.    “In every case the effect must be vivid, instantaneous and unmistakable.”

The first rule has been my goal/guidance for many years. The spirit of the second rule has also been with me for years but I hadn’t the words until I found them in a book, Vaudeville, written in 1914 by Caroline Caffin (with artwork by Marius de Zayas). She is setting the parameters for a successful stage performance, but they are also essential to my art.



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