“There is but one art, to omit! Oh, if I knew how to omit I would ask no other knowledge.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century author, best known for his novels Treasure Island and Kidnapped.
You know my love for tight writing. I am convinced knowing what not to include is far more important than what you do include.
Therefore I was surprised to recently run across this great quote from Stevenson that I’d never seen before. (Thanks to author Anita Higman for bringing it to my attention!)