Stinky Pink Socks Mixed With Your Idea

a: Extra word in a sentence ~
b: sock in a machine

What: "Don't use any extra words. A sentence is like a machine; it has a job to do. An extra word in a sentence is like a sock in a machine." (Annie Dillard, "Notes for Young Writers." In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction, ed. by Lee Gutkind. W.W. Norton, 2005)

Writer: Annie Dillard
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 16 2013 10:24 AM

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