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Posted August 15, 2014
Great, but highly academic
Prof. Landon has a strong thesis: sentences should be longer, written with appropriate grammar, given the details and exposition the deserve, their length adjusted for pacing, negating more prominent calls for succinct sentence structure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
In other words, don't let three sentences do the work of one.
I believe his argument is strongest when he discusses pacing. However, if one were to, in a rush to become the perfect writer, skimming and sifting through stacks of writers' guides and magazine articles, ignoring advice that doesn't match one's current notions of good writing, skip to the pacing chapter, one would breeze past a stockpile of good advice.
On the other hand, it also reads like a textbook at times; it makes sense, as Prof. Landon is employed by the greatest writing university in the nation. It also means that, compelled by his argument, you will read, even if you feel like it's homework at times.
Posted December 11, 2013
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