Archive | December, 2008

Quotes on Simplicity and Writing

A selection of quotes on simplicity.

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Simply Seven Things I’m Up To or Not

Simply Seven Things I’m Up To or Not

I was thinking that there were a few things I wanted to tell you about, then happily remembered I’d an outstanding “7 things” tag (from Mother Earth, thank you Karen!) I’m bending the rules a little bit because these 7 things aren’t entirely random or weird - more things I thought you might find it [...]

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When Adjectives are Necessary

When Adjectives are Necessary

When you catch an adjective, kill it So wrote Mark Twain, so it must be right.  Plus it’s the name of a book.  And it’s deeply quotable, so easily found on a google search for adjectives. But… how does a quote like that help you work out when and how to make use of adjectives?  [...]

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Generosity: in 2 Syllables or Less

One evening, over dinner, the world collapsed around my ears. I phoned my friend. “I don’t think I’ll make it on Friday,” I whispered. “Are you all right?” she asked. “No,” I said. “I’m coming to get you”, she said. And so she did. She: Came and got me.  Took me home.  Steered me to [...]

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Simply The Best: Group Writing Project

Simply The Best: Group Writing Project

The imminent end of the year provides the perfect opportunity to look back on the writing you’ve done in the last 12 months - not least if you’ve been writing and publishing on a blog. If this year is anything like last there’ll no doubt be several round up, look back, and monthly highlights posts [...]

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