I saw this video on Betsy Love's blog who saw it on Peggy Urry's blog. So, I am probably the VERY last author in the world to post this. However, I found it very inspiring for many reasons so I'm reposting it.
As a writer, it has taken me a long time to discover that the most direct approach to saying something isn't always the most effective. Then again, the most flowery way to describe something isn't always the best either. Writing with words is a real art. And some days I wonder if I really know that art or not. All the same, I thought this was a very neat video. I hope you take the time to view it. If you are an author, I hope it helps you think of the different ways to write things and the difference a little editing makes. If you are a reader, I hope it helps you understand the power behind the words you read.