... by Ross Guberman. Bookmark Ross’s post so you’ll have it the next time a believer in these myths critiques your work.
... is that “defective drug attorneys” doesn’t mean the same thing as “defective-drug attorneys.”
Over at Daily Writing Tips, Maeve Maddox has a helpful post on true and false ranges, usually phrased as “ranging from x to y.” She gives helpful examples of each and a simple test for avoiding use of false ranges.
The quotation of the day comes from one of my favorite writing teachers, Roy Peter Clark:
We writers say we want more praise for our work, but, when it comes, we are often not ready to accept it. We are better at absorbing the blows of negative criticism, perhaps because we suffer from the impostor syndrome, that fear that this is the day that we will be found out, exposed as frauds, banished to law school.
On my Louisiana Civil Appeals blog, I have a new post on overuse of initialisms in briefs, what Bryan Garner refers to as “Initialese” and what Justice Rehnquist once referred to as “alphabet soup.”