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Writer’s Tools–Use ‘Em Right

In “Five Quick Steps Toward More Mature Writing,” I mentioned that ellipses, dashes, semicolons, colons, and italic are “specialty tools” to be used infrequently so as not to dilute their effectiveness. Certain sentence structures fall in the category of “specialty tools,” … Continue reading

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Stunning Sentences

I told you I was reading this. I’m still reading it. Yes–I’m slow. I just finished the chapter on sentences, and thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. Thing is, most come from the same source: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. … Continue reading

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