Re: Writing clearly

Subject: Re: Writing clearly
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing Plus <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 15:59:03 -0700

I know some fiction writers who could benefit from Strunk and White.

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On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 3:36 PM, Technical Writing Plus <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net
> wrote:

> There is more than one kind of writing.
>
> Journal writing, for example, is different from technical writing.
>
> Technical writing is different from fiction writing.
>
> But you always should know exactly what it is that you want to say (before
> you put pen to paper).
>
> This dictum is very relevant to good technical writing.
>
> Jim Jones
>
> stc-chicago-jim.blogspot.com
>
> chineseadjuster.webs.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
> >Sent: May 19, 2010 4:42 PM
> >To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> >Subject: Re: Writing clearly
> >
> >People who need tips on writing clearly also need help with figuring
> >out which words are needless, so that advice is nearly useless.
> >
> >Read the text aloud, or better yet, have someone else read it aloud.
> >If anything sounds awkward or causes the reader to stumble, simplify
> >until it doesn't.
> >
> >
> >On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Dan Goldstein
> ><DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> >> My favorite list is the Table of Contents of "The Elements of Style" by
> >> Strunk and White. These...
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