Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Dictionary of Concise Writing

The Dictionary of Concise Writing The Dictionary of Concise Writing The Dictionary of Concise Writing By Maeve Maddox Serious bloggers understand the importance of concise writing. Unfortunately, great writing tips on brevity are scattered among many resources. Fortunately, a book called The Dictionary of Concise Writing crossed my desk. Written by Robert Fiske, The Dictionary of Concise Writing is the definitive guide to fat-free writing. This book literally contains its subtitle more than 10,000 alternatives to wordy phrases. For example, I wanted to lead this sentence with the phrase as an example. Instead I referenced the book and found the alternatives for example and for instance. Other great entries I use on a daily basis: as a result consequently; hence; so; then; therefor; thus past (previous; prior) experience experience is inclined to think (that) asserts; believes; claims; contends; feels; holds; maintains; says; thinks Each time you reference the book, you are training yourself to recognize wordy or redundant phrases. Definitely a good exercise! You can find the book on Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily! Keep learning! Browse the Book Reviews category, check our popular posts, or choose a related post below:Wether, Weather, WhetherDeck the Halls30 Words for Small Amounts

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