The ability to write concisely is a vital skill in journalism. Test yourself with this quiz.
Whenever you change something in your writing, re-read the entire sentence to make sure that your amendment has not created any mistake or ambiguity.
The phrase ‘to gild the lily’ is a misquotation of Shakespeare. Does the popularity of the phrase make it an acceptable corruption?
Fellowship of Australian Writers member Patricia Young shares her grammar gripes and her experiences in writing, editing and publishing.
Using more words often unnecessarily complicates things. Sometimes less is more! Writing concisely will increase the pace (and therefore the readability) of your prose.
When writing or correcting a sentence, it is important to ignore or remove (temporarily) all additional information in order to check the grammatical structure.