Aaaaaaand that’s all she wrote for Week Ten. Let us know how you did in the comments, and set some goals for Week Eleven–we’re almost done! Good lord!
And if you’re looking for some writing advice, here’s a piece from William Zissner, a writing tutor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (h/t to Randall Stephens and The Historical Society). His philosophy on good English writing boils down to the following:
Short is better than long.
Simple is good. (Louder)
Long Latin nouns are the enemy.
Anglo-Saxon active verbs are your best friend.
One thought per sentence.
The rest is worth a read–if you don’t mind his “Anglo-Saxon” linguistic fetish. I’m pretty sure that those “words that resonate with the oldest truths” are more accurately Indo-European in origin, because some of them are shared across Slavic languages as well, but the writing advice itself is very solid. By which I mean, he repeats all of the things my adviser tells me on a regular basis.
Okay: goals! Comments! Have a great weekend!