Brevity Is Over-Rated
AND SHORT AIN'T ALWAYS SWEET...
Sometimes to express a great idea...Phil Friedman in If I Do Say So Myself
Takes more than just a Tweet.
Some people tell me my posts are too long. But I always wonder too long for what? And occasionally a reader will comment that a piece of mine was "on the long side", but he or she felt compelled to read it through to the end. To which I say good. For length in a written work should be tailored to the ideas to be expressed, and not to some arbitrary limit. Enough said.
— Phil Friedman
Author's Notes: If you'd care to sample some of my other, longer work, here are some links:
"Three Points of Advice to My Teenage Daughter"
"Six Life Lessons for Today from Chung King"
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About me, Phil Friedman: With 30 some years background in the marine industry, I've worn numerous hats — as a yacht designer, boat builder, marine operations and business manager, marine industry consultant, marine marketing and communications specialist, yachting magazine writer and editor, yacht surveyor, and marine industry educator. I am also trained and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation. In a previous life, I taught logic and philosophy at university.
The (optional-to-read) pitch: As a professional writer, editor, university educator, and speaker, with more than 1,000 print and digital publications, I've recently launched an online program for enhancing your expository writing: learn2engage — With Confidence. My mission is to help writers and would-be writers improve the clarity of their thought, master the logic of discussion, and strengthen their ability to deal confidently with disagreement.
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