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Clear Writing

“Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly…” … Continue reading

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Masterful Advice

“To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle.” George Orwell “Politics and the English Language,” George’s masterful essay on clear, compelling prose, is well worth reading whatever type of writing you aspire to. In concise, … Continue reading

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Windowpane Writing

Good writing is like a windowpane. George Orwell “A Champion Of Plain English” — for a writer, a headline like this is irresistible! Needless to say, I dived into The New York Times story below it head first. No matter … Continue reading

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Political Speak

“Between the bullet and the lie, where will I hide my head?” George Orwell I don’t know about you, but I’m relieved that this latest round of elections is over. It inspired me to revisit George Orwell’s essay, “Politics and … Continue reading

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