Archive for July 17th, 2014

If you already feel inside you the urge of self-expression, then the first thing that you have to do is to study the means of expressing yourself.  You will have to study very carefully the English language and especially its grammar.  Although most people do not understand the art of good writing, they unconsciously assimilate more easily ideas which are expressed in correct English.  It should be pointed out also that good English is not necessarily flowery English, and the simple phrase — which looks so easy to write — is often the most difficult to construct.  I can not stress too strongly the desirability of writing your sentences word by word and not phrase by phrase.  Many writers fail to get their ideas across to the public solely because they use expressions whose meaning has been killed by repetition.
[An excerpt from one of my high school English books; no author was provided    —    kmab]
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