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15.04.2017 01:02    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: william strunk  e. b. white  writing concrete details  

In their classic guide The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E. B. White emphasize the importance of using concrete details:

 

If those who have studied the art of writing are in accord on any one point, it is this: the surest way to arouse and hold the reader’s attention is by being specific, definite, and concrete. The greatest writers — Homer, Dante, Shakespeare — are effective largely because they deal in particulars and report the details that matter.

 
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