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I'm not sure when my obsession with stringing words together took root. Maybe it was that first trip to the library when I was 4. Maybe it was that unit on sentence diagramming in the eighth grade. I remember both vividly and fondly.


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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Is this clearly expressed: “The real power is information”
I think the way you're saying it is fine. It's concise, unambiguous, and to the point. That being said, however, it's not a terribly original statement.
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comment Explicitly correcting yourself while writing - how appropriate is it ?
Thanks for a comprehensive answer and a great book recommendation, too!
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comment Indirect Narration Style
+1 Enlightening.
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comment Indirect Narration Style
Actually, I think it might be us. I just did a Google search of "indirect narration style" and it does appear to have something to do with point of view. I'm not sure what is being asked here, though. Maybe someone will answer and educate us all. ;)
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awarded  Enthusiast
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answered Write a resume objective that expresses my desire to hone and sharpen my skills
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awarded  Critic
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comment How credible is wikipedia?
@Ralph: Google Scholar is great, but it works best as a starting point, since, as @Charles noted, most of its results are behind paywalls (where almost all scholarly papers are, sigh). After finding a promising-looking source using Google Scholar, I used my school's subscription database to see if I had free access to it. Having a specific author/publication/reference number in hand makes your school's subscription databases a lot easier to navigate.
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comment How credible is wikipedia?
The fact that you're asking this question means you have doubts. Trust those doubts. And for the sake of all that is holy, don't just search Google, either. At least use Google Scholar to find academic papers on your topic. And there are these things called books. They consist of sheets of paper glued or sewn together. There is actually stuff in them that you won't find on Google. Wikipedia authors even cite them sometimes. Amazing but true. :)
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comment How credible is wikipedia?
+1 Wikipedia's two greatest (perhaps only?) strengths for academic writing are overviews and source lists. It's a godsend for those features but should not otherwise be taken too seriously.
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answered How do you make a story succeed in spite of an unsympathetic main character?
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answered Trying to indicate that the frequency is annoying
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comment Common words to avoid when writing formally
+1 for a good answer. Just one nit: "it might seem that..." isn't passive voice. Passive voice involves the subject of the sentence being acted on rather than doing the acting.
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted What are effective ways of working with a nonfiction editor?