For my writer friends out there . . . take a look at this letter from C.S. Lewis:
One of my favorite quotes in the letter: “Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else.”
Yeah. That’s certainly a great idea. But my editors frequently prove to me just how hard that really is. For me, at least. But I’m sure none of the rest of you have that problem.
My thanks to @jmaxwilson for pointing me to that great post.