Useless Blogging

August 6, 2007

Welcome to class

Filed under: Philosophy,Thoughts — steegness @ 9:45 am

Just Throw The Ball Already (from the Baltimore Sun’s blog “You Don’t Say”)

Write the way a literate, informed adult would talk.

Shun jargon and journalese.

Grammar, syntax and usage are the tools of your craft. Master them.

There are a few real rules in English and a host of bogus rules. Learn the difference.

And, most of all, get to the point. Take this sentence: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The creation of the universe has a 10-word lead. Why does this story need more?

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