I don’t know if I’d call myself a conservative. I am not sure if I even know what the term means anymore; it seems to have evolved and is either a pejorative or a minority group. Anyway, First Things is running a great trio of articles, the first of which is this: Some advice for the untenured conservative humanist.
“Write your sentences and rewrite them and rewrite them. It has been many years since the clotted baroque prose of theory has signified higher intelligence. People grow impatient with thick sentences. They don’t want to struggle with the verbal surface. Everybody’s busy. The smoother the reading experience, the more likely it is that you will find a publisher.”
Beautiful advice. I did the “clotted baroque prose of theory” at university and was impressed with myself. I’ve grown up 🙂