Gwen C. Katz

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Writer, artist, game designer, part-time mad scientist (retired).

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Average rating: 4.12 · 226 ratings · 84 reviews · 2 distinct works
Among the Red Stars

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It’s one of the most entrenched rules of 20th and 21st-century writing: The fewer words you use, the better. Terse prose is good prose, so common wisdom goes; stripping words out of a sentence inherently improves it, while adding words inherently worsens it.


This rule goes back 100 years to Strunk’s original 1918 Elements of Style. Omitting extra words and passive voice are two of Strunk’s key r...

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