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Shorten Your Sentences

When my writing is at its sloppiest, the funny thing is that my sentences get longer and longer. It's a bad habit of mine; it actually takes less thought and effort to write a wordy, clunky, and ultimately dull sentence than it takes to write a short, punchy one. Have you seen your sentences start to creep across the page as you get more tired or if you're out of practice? We have the urge to be loquacious, and it does our work absolutely no good. (Read more »)

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