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Kipling and Long Sentences

In my writing I try at every chance to break down long sentences into short. I do have long sentences but only for variety; short sentences, words and paragraphs are what I try to write. Think Orwell, or better yet, … Continue reading

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Down And Out In Paris And London by George Orwell

I left Boris at my room and went down to the pawnshop. When I got there I found that it was shut and would not open till four in the afternoon. It was now about half-past one, and I had … Continue reading

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What If Civil War Monuments Were Books?

There’s a deeply disturbing trend to remove Civil War monuments and to rename parks, schools, and streets whose subjects¬†are no longer in favor. Librarians and scholars, on the other hand, celebrate banned books, publications so controversial in their time that … Continue reading

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Are Long Paragraphs Dead on The Web?

And what can be done about it? In my efforts to compose sparse and spritely pose I have become afraid of long paragraphs. Such paragraphs on a web page¬†look dense, blocky, and impenetrable . I tend to write no more … Continue reading

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How do I Develop My Own Writing Style?

Your writing style develops naturally out of your experiences and preferences. I’m not sure you can use more adjectives, metaphors, or quotations than you would normally would without sounding pretentious or affected. Tom Robbins’ writing went off in spectacular tangents … Continue reading

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Iconic. A one word cliche?

A cliche is a phrase or expression that has lost its meaning or impact due to overuse. I think the word iconic has become a one word cliche. The bottom line, going forward, all that glitters is not gold, are … Continue reading

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