So goes the contest over at the non-legal blog at Middle Zone Musings, which ends tomorrow. You can read many of the 6-word stories over there.
The “contest” caught my interest because lawyers often take forever to get to the point in a “brief,” beat their point to death, or can’t figure out what their point is. So forcing brevity makes one think.
The best writing tips I ever heard came from Bryan Garner:
- Frame your issue in 75 words or less.
- Win your point on the first page.
My own entry in the contest, with one word to spare:
What’s your name?