Tag Archives: Brooks Landon

my writing; a response to my critics

    ‘my writing; a response to my critics’     In this post, I have tried to consider and respond to criticisms of my writing which have been made by readers of this blog from time to time. In … Continue reading

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regarding Professor Strunk’s admonition, “Omit Needless Words.” (or, are long, complex sentences bad?)

    Should long, complex sentences be considered, a priori, evidence of bad writing? Ask Samuel Johnson. Or practically any other great writer one can think of. Sometimes the shortest sentences can be extremely powerful: “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). But, … Continue reading

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