The Simple Truth By Zinsser Analysis

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The simple truth is that we can say things in less space, both without losing the voice of the author nor the information given. Zinsser admits that we can cut 50 percent off of most first drafts. Many use pompous phrases in their writing trying to sound more intelligent, but they lose the truth. Additionally that pompous phrase isn't the way they'd normally say it in the first place, their hiding their personality behind convoluted phrases. So the benefit of clear language is the truth. But what if I don't want to show the truth? That's where certain areas of the human experience comes into play. Politics, clutter, and corporations are particularly cluttered. At times this is done on purpose, used as a tool by those in power to hide a clear