Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday Wanderings

What I'm writing: Chapter 9, scene 2.

Today, it's a trip to the dentist, another round of waiting for the cable guy (which will be an exercise in futility because the ghosting is intermittent and I know everything will be fine when he finally shows up, but after the inside guy said the problem was outside, and the outside guy said the problem was inside, I'm reaching the tooth-gnashing, hair pulling stage).

This evening, our Civilian Police Academy Alumni group will be having a presentation on "Inside the Criminal Mind." I'll try to summarize what I learn either tomorrow or Friday.

And since the theme of late has been writing 'short', it was another one of those synchronous moments when today's Writing Quote of the Day addressed the same topic:

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.

~William Strunk

2 comments:

SLING WORDS aka Joan Reeves said...

Glad you mentioned the dentist. I need to reschedule my appt. *g* Looking forward to reading about the civilian police acad.

Terry Odell said...

Looks like I might need a crown. Ugh. Not until after I get back from RWA, though. No time now.