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Post #9 - Resources 3 - Formatting and Editing


Here I am back to writing resources again. As a new writer, I started from scratch in a lot of ways.  One of those was learning how to format a work as expected by publishers. 400 more words

Genre: Writing Guides

I’ve been a complete lunatic about grammar since my Language Arts teacher introduced my classful of twitchy twelve year olds Daily Grammar Practice in the sixth grade. 1,356 more words

E. B. White

On Being Specific, Definite, and Concrete

. . . the surest way to arouse and hold the attention of the reader is by
being specific, definite, and concrete.
The greatest writers … are effective largely because…
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Omit Needless Words

Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise.
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that
a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and…
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Write With Nouns and Verbs

Write with nouns and verbs, not adjectives and adverbs.

~ William Strunk, Jr. (1869 – 1946)
American Professor of English at Cornell University,
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