Re: Get to the point?

Subject: Re: Get to the point?
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: Michael West <mwest -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 21:10:20 -0400

Michael West wrote:

> The flames struggling weakly against the darkness is quite a
> nice image, and entirely in keeping with the mood that the
> author intended to create.
> Anyway, we don't write like that any more.
> Hemingway's followers would just write:
> "It rained like hell and the wind nearly blew out the lamp."

Although way off topic, I wonder if we could solicit styles of writing
that phrase, by other authors. There must be a web site on that.

your Hemingway style is a good start.

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minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's
longer than any hour. That's relativity," - Einstein-

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