Words Matter 2011-Day 3 Blog Challenge

What is your favorite quote about words? Why?

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”  ~Mark Twain

Choosing just one quote is hard, but here it is. Sometimes you need to know when to stop worrying about word choice, but other times we know a word can make or break a piece of writing. Maybe not one word, but our decisions with our words. There is no formula to writing, and good writing is the result of reading endlessly and putting pen to paper and rolling around with words until the right one surfaces. This is my favorite quote about writing because it’s a reminder to seek out the right words, always.

Reading teaches us to use words better.


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