Easy reading is damn hard writing.
Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
“Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”
**The Picture of Dorian Grey
“As a writer, you get to play, you get to alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you’d though of.”
” Since it is so likely children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”
~~C. S. Lewis