George Orwell thought a good sentence means trimming as many words as possible, Virginia Woolf found power in verbs, and Baldwin desired 'a sentence as clean as a bone.'
We can lear...
A sentence is a living line of words with sense and sound. Beginner writers are often preoccupied with what they are trying to say and less about how that ...
Verbs go beyond the "formal railway line of sentence" to help people "feel or think or dream", wrote Virginia Woolf. During the second world war, she wrote this s...
Contemporary writers leave space and silence between their sentences. It helps the reader see the full stop. Sentences are not chained together like in the past.
Many contemporary writers treat sentences as separate thoughts, then joins them with strong comparisons or contrast. This makes the sentences at the start and end of paragraphs vit...
If sentences have enough life and interest in them, they will hold the reader's attention as it moves along.
A good lesson for any writer is to mak...
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