The Beat

A weekly-ish newsletter for writers who mean business

Let me be real.

I am guilty of some stupendously bad writing.

Yet I have something going for me: I'm really sensitive about putting my poor word choice out into the world. So I edit a lot.

And I have a copyeditor.

And I spend a lot of time pondering what it is that makes bad writing bad.

I came up with this list of 11 writing blunders for myself.

Maybe you'll find it useful?

I probably missed some. But you'll let me know.


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Malcolm Gladwell's Masterclass

It's like getting coffee with one of the world's greatest writers. (No affiliation. I wish there was affiliation.)

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How many exclamation points is too many? The Atlantic weighs in.

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