Even J.K. Rowling believes in short sentences

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2016

B: Brevity


I’ll keep this short.

The average number of words in every sentence of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is 12.

One of the best-selling authors of all time telling such a compelling story using brief sentences is the best argument I can think of for doing the same in our own copywriting.

Enjoy the Little Things

Here’s a prior post examining why words should be short, too.

(Tyler Vigen (Spurious Correlations) has calculated the average number of words per sentence for several other bestsellers, including Twilight (9.7) and A Tale of Two Cities (17.7).)

 

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