From Joan Strassmann’s blog.
Why is it so hard to write clearly? Is it because we don’t know what to say? Is it because we jettison all common sense when we write and try to adhere to some fancy form we imagine is sophisticated? Is it because we just throw any old word down right before the deadline and pass it along without review? Well, stop! I’m getting cranky about it.
The more you write, the more you will become interested in the actual craft of writing. There are tons of books and websites out there to help you. Some focus on clear grammar. Some focus on pared down writing. Others focus on how to put together a story, though they will call it a narrative. I read these books. I visit these websites. I think about my writing. I tweak some essays I write. Others I jettison because I have not discovered a…
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