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Comment on Writing tips from George Orwell… by Alexis Leon

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:23:11 +0000

That was a nice one. Thanks.



Comment on Writing tips from George Orwell… by Vivek Gopakumar

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:22:07 +0000

Nice points. Short and simple words are always better that colorful and flamboyant ones. The great American writers Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner had a famous rivalry. Faulkner, a writer praised for his intricate prose style (that initially confused his readers), criticized Hemingway's trademark simplicity. Hemingway fired back, “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.



Comment on Elements of Style by DHANALEKSHMY.S

Sun, 02 Mar 2008 09:52:35 +0000

An intelligent review.I am eagerly waiting for getting a copy from Modern Books TVM.



Comment on On Writing Well by DHANALEKSHMY.S

Sun, 02 Mar 2008 09:47:13 +0000

An elegant review.I would like to buy this book as early as possible.Thanks a lot.



Comment on SmartDraw by Alexis Leon

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 06:51:10 +0000

SmartDraw is one tool that I use almost on a daily basis and I do a lot of writing and prefer to include illustrations and drawings wherever possible to improve the readability.



Comment on SmartDraw by Laurence@SmartDraw

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:31:18 +0000

I'm glad to see you enjoy the software! About how often do you find yourself making drawings as a technical writer?



Comment on On Writing an Article… by Alexis Leon

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:52:23 +0000

Yes, it is a good MM tool; but the need for a always on Internet connection takes away the charm. Also there are other web based tools, which are free like http://www.mind42.com/.



Comment on On Writing an Article… by Omar

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:00:26 +0000

Another good collaborative web-based mind mapping tool for writing is Comapping.com. The left to write mind mapping structure makes it a good tool for writing.



Comment on Elements of Style by pallavi

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 08:07:34 +0000

I am a copywriter and this tiny book is a marvel by itself. Hardly read by Indians, but valued very much by advertising pros elsewhere... I Pallavi



Comment on Typing Tutor by Chris

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 21:18:01 +0000

You can learn touch typing online, without installing any software and for free. But you don't have the statistics: http://10-fast-fingers.com