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Avoiding the Syntax Sin Tax

Are your words weak? Does your prose lack pizzazz? A little onomatopoeia can add a lot of KAPOW. Author Constance Hale says that a well-placed simile lifts writing off the page like a big…lift-off helper. She’ll discuss the musicality of language and how to get over commitment phobia when choosing interjections–gasp!–and verbs.