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Respect Your Reader's Intelligence

No one can write decently who is distasteful of the reader’s intelligence,
or whose attitude is patronizing.

~ E.B. White (1899 – 1985)
American writer and essayist, 39 more words

Writer Quotes

Don't Write about Man, Write About a Man

Don’t write about Man; write about a man. 

~ E.B. White (1899 – 1985)
American writer and essayist,
creator of Charlotte’s Web,
and the man who updated and edited  27 more words

Writer Quotes

Warning! Grammar Police Checkpoint Ahead!

We’re ready to examine Rule #2 of The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Good grammar. Notice that I said good. You’ll recall that the… 832 more words

Books on Writing

Just like any other craft, writing requires time. It requires studying. It requires learning and practicing and fine-tuning your skills in order to produce the best work you possibly can. 794 more words


3 Short Books for the College-bound Teen

We were always encouraged to read,
and had all the masters that were necessary.
~ Elizabeth Bennet

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Word of the Week: Schadenfreude

WHAT a coincidence that here I am, about to embark on a reflection of a German word, and a dear friend of mine, posts an article on Facebook, called… 524 more words

Word Of The Week

Writing Tips

This tip was taken out of Williams Strunk Jr. and E.B White’s “The Elements of Style”

“Style takes its final shape more from attitudes of mind than from principles of composition,for, as an elderly practitioner once remarked, “Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”  This moral observation would have no place in a rule book were it not that style… 156 more words