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Scott Lax Blog

Nothing Special. But That's the Point.

I think that good and great writing must have two components. The first is reasonable skill, which is to say, decent grammar and correct spelling. (I usually use spell-check; I'm barely a fair speller, so a dictionary or spell-check is necessary for writers like me.) The second is writing from the heart. Even satire; even journalism; even everything. Otherwise, it's false. And if it's false, it's not good writing.

I've said this before and I'll say it again: learn the basics. If you break the rules, at least know what rules you're breaking. And write cleanly and from the heart.  Read More