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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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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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Writing Tip #41: Use Figures of Speech

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Figures of speech are valuable tools that should be used across the wide spectrum of writing purposes.

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Writing Tip #39: Learn When Not To Use Apostrophes

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Avoid provoking grammar sticklers to wrath. Learn when and when not to use apostrophes.

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Some Writing Advice from Annie Dillard

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Trust me, Annie Dillard knows more than a little about writing. What do you think of her advice here?

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