Bufithis on Christian on Writing
Your posts can be long but you need to be concise. And stay on point.
While I'm still putzing around finalising this new section of the site – defining the dividing line between what goes in and what stays out (definitely no lawtech) I'm just posting up this totally unsolicited comment by Greg Bufithis on my advice to him on writing...
I am often accused of employing “TL;DR” blog posts. But I detest an environment which rewards simplicity and shortness, which punishes complexity and depth. However it was Charles Christian who taught me “your posts can be in depth but do not need an army of phrases, moving across a wide landscape, to wrestle your ideas to the ground. You can be long but you need to be concise. And stay on point”. He does not edit all of why work (he had no hand in this one) but I try to keep myself in check in every piece I write.
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Charles Christian was an English barrister, Reuters correspondent-turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter, who sadly passed away in 2022.
Prior to his sudden death he completed one of his largest works to date: The Witches Almanac, the definitive guide on the history of magic and folklore, including 359 of the most important witches and sorcerers in history.
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