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editpaper"Use Vigorous English" (Hemingway)

One of Hemingway's four rules for writing well is to "use vigorous English."

David Garfinkel in his World Copywriting Blog puts vigorous writing this way:

It’s muscular, forceful. Vigorous English comes from passion, focus and intention. It’s the difference between putting in a good effort and TRYING to move a boulder… and actually sweating, grunting, straining your muscles to the point of exhaustion… and MOVING the freaking thing!"

Sounds like it takes effort. Do you qualify?


(March 8, 2009)

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