Today's writing tip comes from C. S. Lewis (1898-1963). Clive Staples Lewis was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist.
Here's the writing tip:
“Don't say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers Please will you do the job for me.”
I deeply enjoyed The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, a series of letters from a senior Demon (Screwtape) to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter.
Get a taste:
Screwtape Proposes a Toast: http://www.samizdat.qc.ca/arts/lit/Toast_CSL.pdf
Your comments are welcome!