1 simple trick for writing clear sentences
Does your prose sometimes veer off the path and into the briers? Here’s help.
Have you ever seen a 5-year-old trying to learn to ride a bicycle? The bike wobbles, the child shrieks and then suddenly takes off. But one false move—a lean in the wrong direction or a bit of over-enthusiastic pedaling—and whoosh, she's off too fast down the street and veering into the bushes with a thump and tears. What writers and beginning bike riders have in common I often think of 5-year-olds on bicycles when I read long sentences. Such sentences oft read more...
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