Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Seven Deadly Sins of Bad Writing

The Hamilton College Writing Center Wants YOU to Avoid
The Seven Deadly Sins of Bad Writing

If you click here, you can access the website for the Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center at Hamilton College.

Hamilton is a small liberal arts college in upstate New York known for teaching great writing. [John Nichols' novel The Sterile Cuckoo is set there, and the 1969 movie version starring Liza Minnelli was filmed on its very pretty campus.]
The Writing Center website is full of great tips and teaching ideas, including the list of seven deadly sins of bad writing above. Each sin links to a full explanation of why the flames await those who practice that particular transgression.
Enjoy! (Or risk damnation!)

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