“It was a dark and stormy night” starts an example of a passage that blacks brevity in writing – and is a cliche for bad writing.
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How to Be Clear When You WriteYou need more than the ability to write concisely to keep your readers. One of the seven deadly writers’ sins …Read More »
AI and Medicine: Will Your Next Doctor Be an AI Bot?Consider the ramifications of AI and medicine: the physician-patient consultation. The particular example I use involves ChatGPT. While the program …Read More »
Are You Worried About Getting a Book Critique?You think your book manuscript is wonderful—or you think it’s awful. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of confidence in …Read More »
Can AI Hurt You?Can AI hurt you? Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming part of everyone’s life. The news media covers it extensively, and …Read More »
Brevity in Writing: How to Make Every Word CountAttention spans are decreasing these days, leading to brevity in writing. Social media, especially Twitter, has trained us to expect …Read More »