According to legend, when Guinness World Records recognized him for writing the longest sentence in English literature, author William Faulkner was angry.
Why? Because Faulkner’s editor shortened the sentence in the novel “Absalom, Absalom!” to (just) 1,288 words. The editor’s simple explanation: to make it better.
We publish 100-word stories, so, duh, we like brevity. We also like good editors (I’ve got Dan Stefano). Who is your editor? Don’t have one? You should!
That’s our story. What’s yours? Contact us and we’ll help share your story here in The Pittsburgh 100 or on our podcast.
– Paul Furiga, WordWrite