Six Rules of Writing

George Orwell’s six elementary rules (“Politics and the English Language”, 1946): Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print (see metaphors). Never use a long word where a short one will do. If it is possible to cut out a word, always cut it out. […]

Posted at 8:42 pm on August 29, 2009 | 2 comments | Filed Under: advice, writing, yarapavan | Continue reading

A Violinist in the Metro

A man sat at a Metro station in Washington, D.C. and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their […]

Posted at 6:54 pm on July 20, 2009 | 1 comment | Filed Under: advice, Personal | Continue reading

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