Sentence Writing 101 – Decision and Conclusions

If this is your first stop, you’ve missed the Introduction, Decision, Excision, Precision, Concision, and Incision. Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores*,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive […]

Sentence Writing 101 – Incision

If this is your first stop, you’ve missed the Introduction, Decision, Excision, Precision, and Concision. Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores*,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive […]

Sentence Writing 101 – Concision

If this is your first stop, you’ve missed the Introduction, Decision, Excision, and Precision. Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores*,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive […]

Sentence Writing 101 – Precision

If this is your first stop, you’ve missed the Introduction, Decision, and Excision. Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores*,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive […]

Sentence Writing 101 – Excision

If this is your first stop, you’ve missed the Introduction, and Decision. Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores*,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive […]

Sentence Writing 101 – Decision

If this is your first stop, you’ve missed the Introduction. Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores*,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive voices that […]

Sentence Writing 101 – Introduction

Narrative is a different kind of prose. It’s not journalism, and it has to render rather than report. O Tempora, o Mores*,  what is accepted today as good narrative prose is different from books and novels of the past. Flowery prose, pedantic descriptions, passive voices that were part of the accepted narrative styles of even half […]

R.U.E. Resist the Urge to Explain

There’s one rule in writing known as R.U.E., Resist the Urge to Explain. In other words, writing doesn’t follow Math: One plus One = One half. When you repeat an ‘effect’, the weaker undermines the stronger and the result is the weakest of all. It happens when we try to stress what we want to say, […]

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