Advice from the Masters: Winston Churchill

Mar 12, 2014 | Better Writing

Winston Churchill is known primarily as a politician and wartime leader, but for most of his life, he made a living from his writing. He is the only British Prime Minister to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Winston Churchill had strong opinions on many things. Writing was no exception. Here’s his advice on how to make an important point.

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile-driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack!”

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