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Writing for Business
& Pleasure

by Stephen Wilbers
 

Quote of the week
“A paragraph expresses a train of thought, and some trains are longer than others. When one gets too long, it should probably be two. If the engine is too far from the caboose, it’s hauling too much freight.”
– Patricia O’Conner, Words Fail Me
 

 


Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
Two Weeks Notice, starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, was a cute comedy.”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“What is written without effort isn’t in general read with pleasure.”
 

 
 

 

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