Over at Slate, Rob Blackhurst examines the secrets to Rick Warren’s success. Warren helms one of the largest churches in the US and has sold upwards of 50 million books. The secret to Warren’s scrivener success? Brevity:
“There’s not a new idea in The Purpose Driven Life that hasn’t been said in 2,000 years of history. It’s been said all before. If I had a 15-word sentence, how could I say it in nine? How can I say it in five?”
Do they teach this at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop?