Tag Archives: Orwell

Is This a British Attitude or Something Else?

I was astounded by this writing from Wallpaper* Magazine (external link).  This review talks about equality at the same time they admire a private club with a “suitably rigorous admittance process.” This sounds like the same upper class that Orwell … Continue reading

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Not Only

Writers use “not only” to vary their writing but it can be wordy. See how much more direct the second instances are compared to the first. In the first example I am editing a writer that I work with, in … Continue reading

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A Bot’s Answer to Pretentious Artist Statements

The online Oxford Living Dictionaries defines bollocks in this way: Plural Noun British vulgar slang 1. The testicles. 2. (treated as singular ) Nonsense; rubbish (used to express contempt or disagreement, or as an exclamation of annoyance). Solidy in keeping … Continue reading

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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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