The Duluth Model

The fight had been going on across the street for over an hour. The woman screeched on and on – pitch so high, it pierced my brain and I couldn’t sleep. A man’s voice rumbled out whenever she stopped to breathe, vibrating through the foundations. I couldn’t make out what they were saying, but they …

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Putting Down The Thesaurus

Have you ever turned to a thesaurus in an attempt to pretty up your writing? I think every writer has at some point. While it can be a useful tool for avoiding repetition, there’s an easy trap to fall in to. When you start using words that readers aren’t familiar with or don’t understand, they’ll …

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