Writing Topics: split infinitives

The rules you follow that make smart people think less of you

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] A new post over at the Daily Writing Tips blog discusses the contentious issue of paragraph length (gosh, we writers really are a sad bunch). You know, that old rule drilled into us at school about never, ever, writing a paragraph that’s less than three sentences […]

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Splitting headaches

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] To boldly go where no man has gone before. You don’t have to be a Trekkie to recognise a great piece of branding when you see it. Coined in the 60s, to this day that ‘to boldly go’ strapline conjures up images of pointy-eared protagonists, low-budget […]

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