Seeing Other Choices

Revising does not always mean correcting errors. Moving from rough draft through revisions to final copy can also mean changing something good into something even better, or developing a description or line of reasoning from an entirely different angle. There is no arguing with the fact that we all need models to follow in learning …

Seeing Structure

Even in translation, great writers have much to teach us about composition and style. Here is an excerpt from one very long sentence from Anton Chekhov’s short story Gooseberries. The passage here comprises the first two-thirds of a 119-word sentence, and its architectonic structure is surely the first reason the towering sentence does not fall …