The Right Word

Thursday, January 24, 2008

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” ~ Mark Twain

Here's one I learned from Leslie Charteris, so maybe it's an old one, but I like it...

Not confined or limited (
or Not hampered or impeded; free (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary)

What do you think? Is an untrammeled writer a good writer?

In art class, I was taught that I should be loose and free with my pencil. I'm finding that to be true with writing as well. At least for me it works that way. It flows better for me when I try to be unconfined and unlimited, or should I say untrammeled?