On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition的笔记(5)

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  • JJ酱

    JJ酱 (at 20s,the will reigns)

    You learn to write by writing. It's a truism, but what makes it a truism is that it's true. The only way to learn to write is to force yourself to produce a certain number of words on a regular basis. If you went to work for a newspaper that required you to write two or three articles every day, you would be a better writer after six months. You wouldn't necessarily be writing well: your style ...

    2018-08-29 16:36

  • JJ酱

    JJ酱 (at 20s,the will reigns)

    Such considerations of sound and rhythm should go into everything you write. If all your sentences move at the same plodding gait, which even you recognize as deadly but don’t know how to cure, read them aloud. (I write entirely by ear and read everything aloud before letting it go out into the world. )You’ll begin to hear where the trouble lies. See if you can gain variety by reversing the ...

    2018-07-26 00:32

  • JJ酱

    JJ酱 (at 20s,the will reigns)

    Also bear in mind, when you're choosing words and stringing them together, how they sound. This may seem absurd: readers read with their eyes. But in fact they hear what they are reading far more than you realize. Therefore such matters as rhythm and alliteration are vital to every sentence.

    2018-07-26 00:15

  • JJ酱

    JJ酱 (at 20s,the will reigns)

    Make a habit of reading what is being written today and what was written by earlier masters. Writing is learned by imitation. If anyone asked me how I learned to write, i'd say I learned by reading the men and women who were doing the kind of writing I wanted to do and trying to figure out how they did it. But cultivate the best models. Don't assume that because an article is in a newspaper or...

    2018-07-26 00:02

  • JJ酱

    JJ酱 (at 20s,the will reigns)

    The race in writing is not to the swift but to the original.

    2018-07-25 23:57

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On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

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