Tag Archives: style

  1. Cure for writer’s block

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    October 11, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Knowledge. That’s the cure for writer’s block. Knowledge. And here’s the first thing you need to know: THAT THERE’S NO …
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  2. Always the last to know

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    September 29, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    If you looked at everything I’ve posted about writing, you’d think Annie Dillard and I were good friends. I quote …
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  3. 6 places where FAT likes to hide: OR the hardest thing about writing

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    March 20, 2014 by bradcharlesbeals

    Extra words don’t make better writers any more than extra fat makes better people. But as my students and clients …
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  4. To be a better writer, become a better reader

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    September 2, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    To get better at writing, a writer needs to read, and read a lot. But not just anything. And not …
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  5. Rock Band Names from Emily Dickinson

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    March 13, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    Years ago when my wife and I went a’courtin, I bought her a collection of Emily Dickinson poetry. If she …
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  6. The good sentence is a well-secured load

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    January 11, 2013 by bradcharlesbeals

    A sentence carries its meaning as a truck its load. The good driver secures it carefully. He cuts weight: innocuous …
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  7. Don’t Don’t

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    December 3, 2011 by bradcharlesbeals

    Several posts ago, I dealt with the passive voice, its problems, its uses. One of the reasons that passive-voice construction …
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