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Writing for Business
& Pleasure

by Stephen Wilbers
 

Quote of the week
“Clutter is the disease of American Writing.”
– William Zinsser
 

 


Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
Even though she said ‘pretty please,’ I denied her request.

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“We need to take a similar approach to that of our competition if we want to stay in this market.”
 

 
 

 

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