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Click on the arrows below to step through 14 inspirational quotes.
Slide 1 Confucius
"Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know human beings"
- Confucius (551BC - 479BC)
Slide 2 Write Simply
"To write simply is as difficult as to be good"
- W.Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
Slide 3 One on One
You are having a one-on-one personal communication with each visitor who reads your content.
"There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily."
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
"I am sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one."
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
"Writing is not lying, nor is it theft. It is a journey and search for transparency between one's words and one's soul."
- Richard Flanagan (born 1961)
Engage your users
through an understanding of their needs
"The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon."
- Robert Cormier (1925 - 2000) -
"The best style is the style you don't notice."
W.Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
"It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn."
- Robert Southey (1774 - 1843) -
“Lots of choices will grab our attention. But too many choices will overwhelm us.”
Susan M.Weinschenk, author of Neuro Web Design
“Happy talk must die.”
(self-congratulatory promotional writing)
Steve Krug, author of Dont Make Me Think