Strunck & White’s Elements of Style has often been called the writer’s Bible. Its most famous instruction? Rule 17.

In our writing workshop on October 18th, we focused on concise writing. If a writer can make the same statement with fewer words, their brevity gives them power. 

An exercise: pull out an old piece of your writing. How many of these words actually convey meaning? How much can you cut out?

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