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By Laura Drake

"The secret of good writing," says William Zinsser,
"is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components."

This is one of the first lessons I tried to tackle as a writer. And I needed to. I’ve been known to get a bit carried away with the words, if you know what I mean (my fellow WITS bloggers are snickering – do you hear them?)… Read the post

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Put Your Flabby Writing On A Diet

By Sharla Rae

Too much flab on a person can cause a fatal heart attack. It's fatal to an author’s writing too.

Flabby writing is usually the result of wordiness or over writing. Both are weak and tiresome and make editors go cross-eyed.… Read the post

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