• Terry Fallis

    Green’s piece veered towards another important truth but didn’t really hit it head on. Not only does good writing take time, but good short writing takes even longer. In correspondence with a friend, Abraham Lincoln once wrote (and I paraphrase here as I can’t seem to find the actual quotation – love to see it if anyone can dig it up) something like “I aplogize for the length of this letter. Had I more time, it would have been shorter.” He spoke the truth. Our clients shouldn’t have to wade through four pages when the same advice can be conveyed in two. It’s worth taking time not only to write well, but to write well concisely. (I may have belied my own point with the length of this comment…)