Tag Archives: The Elements of Style

Easy Writer

It’s no secret I love to read. Been actually busy compiling my next reading list. I’ve come to recognize prose that’s easy on the eye, traveling swiftly from page to page. Omit needless words, comes to mind, the advice given … Continue reading

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Writing Clean and Spare

I work at brevity, to kill off my darlings, a quote attributed to writer, William Faulkner, since my essays can often rival Gone With the Wind. I think blog readers have a shorter attention span, so it behooves one’s readership … Continue reading

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Omit Needless Words

Damn that Stephen King. He’s the one who said in his book, On Writing, I should read The Elements of Style, the esteemed grammar manual, as though it were a bible.  Here I’m basking in my assumed brevity only to … Continue reading

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