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Vigorous Writing

What can you cut out to make more vigorous¬†writing? From least vigorous to most vigorous: In my opinion we should get together and burn down that bookstore. We should get together and burn down that bookstore. Let’s burn down that … Continue reading

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Morning Musings on Writing

If I had more time I’d write you a shorter letter. Variously attributed Is shorter writing more vigorous writing? All things being equal, is a 300 word essay on penicillin more vigorous than a 3000 word essay? It could certainly … Continue reading

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