Isaac Asimov was a professor of biochemistry at Boston University and a prolific author (and sideburn aficionado). Although best known for his works of science fiction, some of which inspired movies and TV shows (The Bicentennial Man, "I, Robot", ST:TNG) he also penned voluminous correspondence, totalling approximately 500 books and close to 100,000 letters and postcards.
When asked about his writing, Asimov shared the following:
I made up my mind long ago to follow one cardinal rule in all my writing -- to be clear. I have given up all thought of writing poetically or symbolically or experimentally, or in any of the other modes that might (if I were good enough) get me a Pulitzer prize. I would write merely clearly and in this way establish a warm relationship between myself and my readers, and the professional critics. Well, they can do whatever they wish.
I intend to follow this wisdom as best I can on this blog, and maybe make a few friends. With that, hello. This is my first post :)