The world is full of great writing. So I have decided I will highlight some examples whenever I stumble on them.
Here’s one I came across from Stephen King’s book 11/22/63…
That group was a Martin Luther King dream come true — 50% black, 50% white, 100% happy. “
In this part of the book, King is talking about a group of betters who are lined up to collect their winnings. Rather than a long paragraph describing the scene, he paints a perfect picture of what the crowd looks like — race & emotions included — in just 16 words.
An average writer would have said something like, “the bettors, were equally black and white, and happy.” A good writer would have said something along the lines of, “what’s black and white and glad all over? That line of bettors.”
King topped both of those in a creative, culturally appropriate, and concise way. Something that is not easy to do with just a line about a line.
That is some great writing!