Sneaky, Abusive Sentence Starters

When we write, we should try to be as clear, concise, and direct as possible. This goes for any kind of writing, whether you're writing a tweet, an instant message, an essay, or a book. There is a temptation, especially when you're trying to convince a reader of a position, to insert sneaky, "cheap" tactics words and phrases into your language. Today I want to discuss a few sneaky and abusive writing techniques which have wormed their way into the vernacular of many of us. (more…)

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