It seems pretty obvious but words have power, any reader knows this. It was proven again after the recent NFC championship game. The Seattle receiver Richard Sherman gave an adrenaline fueled, nonsensical rant to the interviewer on the sidelines and those 30 seconds of speech overshadowed the hours of game play that preceded it. So much so, that the next day there were too many Richard Sherman memes to count.
That was the power of his speech; he changed the way the game was talked about the next day. His interview was the main topic of discussion, instead of the brutal physical aspect of the game itself. Or the incredible amount of work that allowed a relatively young team to earn their way to the Super Bowl. Richard Sherman was not to blame for this; he simply gave the interviewer a clear view into his excited mind. The real crime was that all the critics allowed that moment to overshadow the entire game.
Yes words have power and everyone should be a little more conscious of their speech there are some times that words are given too much power and they take away from moments that deserve mention.
Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.
- Anne McCaffrey
Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it…
- Michael Crichton