Writing Style 10

Global clarity and coherence is the subject of the 11th lesson in the book classic book on style by Williams and Colomb, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Here’s an excellent tip on revising one’s writing:

Budget your time for both drafting and revision so that you spend most of it on beginnings: the introduction to the whole, then the introductions to major sections, then introductions to subsections, and long paragraphs, then the beginnings of sentences. Get beginnings straight and the rest is likely to take care of itself  (187).

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