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Tag Archives: revising sentences
When Can You Get Away with Wordy Prose?
The following comes from an email exchange between myself and John Barnes, whose story I critiqued and who has given permission to reprint the exchange 🙂 I know that this question often comes up for newer writers. They see writers who write long, elaborate sentences and wonder why they then get criticized for overly long and complicated sentences.
Posted in Writing Tagged catherynne m. valente, laird barron, revising sentences, sentences, writing advice, writing F&SF 7 Comments
Popping Pimples on Paragraphs: 5 Things To Watch For
Talking to a friend, I compared this to going over each paragraph looking for zits, words or phrases that are little ugly clots marring the sentence. Groom the prose like a show pony, trimming dead-ends of lifeless conjunctions or combing sentences into parallel structure in order to bring them to a glossy shine. Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tagged pimples, revising paragraph, revising sentences, rewriting, tools for rewriting 8 Comments