On Writing ‘One True Sentence’ | Short Reads

Fancy words and grammar are so often what spoils the writer; having something to say is of first importance, and saying it in the most simplistic and true way is of second. Of third importance? Not breaking these rules; repeating them over, and over, and over again. Everything else is unimportant—including fancy phraseology, flowery jargon, and facon de parler; and, most of all: inessential, complicated grammar.

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