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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art critic during the Victorian Era. His words here are both wise and pithy. “Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or …

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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art …

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Answers to the Fictional Places Quiz

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On my Facebook page today, I shared a quiz created by Richard Lederer on his Verbivore blog. I’ve been a …

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Writing Tip #42: Use Figures of Speech: Similes

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Use figures of speech: Similes. Of the figures of speech, similes are among the most common. A simile is a …

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How Not To Argue: Straw Man

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Arguments get pretty ugly these days. But they don’t have to. Reasoned argument can be a good thing, but we need to learn how to argue reasonably. That means learning to avoid fallacies like the ubiquitous Straw Man Fallacy.

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