A piece of writing advice from Strunk & White: “Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The … Continue reading A Piece of Advice
I am not endorsing or promoting John Broadus as a true Christian when I quote from him. I just thought … Continue reading Punchy or Prolix?
I try hard to NOT give the impression that I am the originator of some witty or pithy sentence or … Continue reading On Plagiarism
The following quote specifically addresses superfluous, and apparently non-expert verbal speech (I don’t necessarily agree with Newman on everything here, … Continue reading In Terms of a Response
“I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter” (Blaise Pascal, Lettres … Continue reading Pascal On Writing Letters
“Saul Bellow has defined a writer as ‘a reader moved to emulation’” (Thomas Mallon, Stolen Words, p. 3). Continue reading Moved To Emulation
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — ’tis the difference … Continue reading Right Word and Almost Right Word