Specific Words

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by Andy Scheer

An hour after I edited an article by novelist Brandilyn Collins about using what she called “compression,” my lunchtime reading brought me an example of its effectiveness.

Collins advocated not merely writing that was lean, but writing built around words that … Continue reading

Start Small

Just thinking about it won’t launch your career.IMG_2860 2to3

by Andy Scheer

Unless you live near his hometown of Quincy, Illinois, you likely missed the death notice this past month for Ernest Hemmings.

But if you’re among the half-million people who each month receive Hemmings Motor News and its three companion magazines, you probably saw the … Continue reading