Tag Archives: The Elements of Style

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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