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Get to the point…

June 16, 2007

I tend to write long and relatively complicated sentences.

I just violated Scott Adams’ first rule – that wasn’t an interesting opening sentence.

Check out the rest of Scott’s tips, and this could be the day you became a better writer.

Learn how brains organize ideas. Readers comprehend “the boy hit the ball” quicker than “the ball was hit by the boy.” Both sentences mean the same, but it’s easier to imagine the object (the boy) before the action (the hitting). All brains work that way. (Notice I didn’t say, “That is the way all brains work”?)

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