WHAT INSPIRES US
BERYL BAINBRIDGE. MISTRESS OF BREVITY.
by Alastair / in Writing
I was inspired to go back and appreciate the tightness of Beryl Bainbridge’s writing. Apparently she used to write twelve pages for one page of finished script. Sometimes you have to return to an earlier passage to understand the thread. It’s that compact. Because she doesn’t pad it out, you’re left to do a lot of the work. Perfect.
A LESSON IN WRITING POWERFULLY
If you want to make your business writing clear, concise and powerful, here are some key lessons from Beryl Bainbridge’s tough writing stance:
Listen to a BBC Radio 4 documentary with James Naughtie as he talks to the distinguished novelist Beryl Bainbridge to discuss her novel An Awfully Big Adventure, which draws on her days as an actress in the Liverpool Playhouse: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00fcxps
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
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