Tuesday, October 14, 2003

10 Mistakes a Writer can Fix 

The latest Holt Uncensored column went up a few days ago but I only saw it now. The main item is how there are some mistakes that keep popping up over and over again in written pieces, like repeating "crutch" words, adverb hell, overuse (or underuse) of commas, and highlights some truly awful sentences like this one from Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE:

"Almost inconceivably, the gun into which she was now staring was clutched in the pale hand of an enormous albino."

My passive voice alarm just exploded.

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