Praise for the Short Sentence

The rule of thumb when writing for understanding has long been that short sentences are best. Add to that, short words are best and short paragraphs are best.

Sounds simple, but I see these rules broken all the time, online and in print.

Ragan.com just published an article that is a good refresher on why shorter is better and how to police this in your own writing. Read “Editors: Cut with courage.”