Expert Writing Advice

I just read a terrific article about writing – “See for Yourself” by Lewis H. Lapham, editor emeritus of Harper’s Magazine. It’s from the February/March 2019 issue of AARP Magazine. https://www.aarp.org/entertainment/books/info-2019/lewis-lapham-memoir.html

It’s a short article with some great advice. Here’s one example: “Go easy on the adjectives; handle adverbs with caution….To say that Beethoven’s music moves beautifully doesn’t distinguish it from a stock market swindle or a skirt.” Recommended reading!

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