We took a two year hiatus, and the best we can do is this?
Oh well, here goes.
We recommend everyone who writes a lot read this awesome book. It’s called Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates. It dissects the writing from top US Supreme Court advocates, and gives real world examples you can use in your own writing. Here’s the cover:
My favorite part was the author’s imprimatur upon sentences beginning with “and” or “but.” These can be “crisp” sentences, he says. We agree.
The other takeaway is that MSWord spell check can also count percentage of passive sentences, and even “score” your writing for readability.
Even if you’re not a lawyer, it gives you an insight into the power of words and structure. If you think these attorneys are not spinning as much as Fox News, think again.