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Express in Language


“The good writer, the great writer, has what I have called the three S’s: the power to see, to sense, and to say.  That is, he is perceptive, he is feeling, and he has the power to express in language what he observes and reacts to.”

Lawrence Clark Powell

I think sometimes, we have to take a slower pace, pay attention and dig as deeply as possible to find our best expression.   Hope this new year gives you all plenty of excavation time. 😉


  1. January 2, 2008    

    Ditto! Happy New Year

  2. January 3, 2008    

    Great photo.

  3. January 3, 2008    

    I just read this book “On Great Writing” written by a classical greek rhetorician, and he said something uncannily similar. He believed great writing was constituted first by a great mind, then by great emotion, then by the exceptional expression of those two by great writing.

    Funny to essentially read that twice in a week.

  4. January 3, 2008    

    Oh Laura, that book sounds great. Just what I need right now. 🙂

    Happy new year to you, too, Celise! Good luck on the new project!

  5. January 5, 2008    

    Happy New Year! I am visiting for the first time, but I love the blog already.
    The quote was inspiring and combined with that i want to wish to you many words to fill your pages. The New Year must be celebrated with new stories!

  6. January 6, 2008    

    Welcome Harry! I’m glad you like the blog and hope you continue to find inspiration here. 🙂

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