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On Writing: Style, part 3: Writing in Bad Faith

...supposed to sound like - then we aren't looking for the best way to answer those essential questions: who am I talking to, what am I trying to say, and why.So, too, with style. If I'm trying to sound like Jim Hale (whatever a Jim Hale sounds...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/writing-style-part-3
Art
On Writing: The existential keyboard

...Good writing means knowing all the options we have for answering those three fundamental questions: Who am I talking to? What am I trying to say? And why?And if you still want some rules and guidelines, here's one for you:Forget who you are...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18-14
Art
On Writing: Editorial horrors

...subject, new context, new purpose, where we have to explore anew those three enduring questions: Who am I talking to? What am I trying to say? And why?? Jim Hale can be contacted at jimhale821@gmail.com or through his website, https...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/writing-editorial-horrors
Art
On Writing: Omitting needless words

...other question for a change: what makes a word necessary?First, let's remember our three fundamental questions:What am I trying to say?Who am I talking to?And why?Whether a word is necessary or not depends on how well it answers not...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-01/writing-omitting-needless-words
Art
On Writing: Big words, part one

...word that will help readers respond appropriately to the writing at hand. This is the "why" of our three questions: what am I trying to say, who am I talking to, and why? In this pursuit, a word can be "right" for many different reasons...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-30/writing-big-words-part-one
Art
On Writing: Mistakes were made

...simply following the experts' advice instead of thinking for ourselves to answer those three fundamental questions:What am I trying to say?Who am I talking to?And why?No one else can answer those questions for you: not Strunk and White...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-02/mistakes-were-made
Art
Feiffer dances with noir in graphic novel

...myself this 2 1/2-year job of drudgery. It turned out to be fun, but at the time I thought, 'This is impossible, what am I doing?'"The result is his new graphic novel, "Kill My Mother" (Liveright: 160 pages, $27.95), a noir tale...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/feiffer-dances-noir-graphic-novel
Art
Nothing more than an act of love

...in raising awareness about early-childhood exposure to Mel Kiper, but that'ss a different issue.)To paraphrase: What am I supposed to tell my kid when he sees that?It is a pertinent question. To those parents, I submit the following answer...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-14/nothing-more-act-love
Sports
Glennon, Wilson connect again as Bucs face Seattle

...and it'll be fun seeing him soon," Wilson said. "He's a lot taller than me. He's like a giraffe compared to what am I, a zebra? Something shorter."The relationship between Wilson and Glennon dates to N.C. State, but has continued...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-03/glennon-wilson-connect-again-bucs-face
Sports
Slack Tide: Hardcore Alaska Soft: Summer Edition

...He's all dejected, crying into his Contigo Autoseal® West Loop stainless steel travel mug with easy-clean lid, "now what am I going to put in my freezer?" "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day," I say, beckoning him to follow me...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-15/slack-tide-hardcore-alaska-soft-sum
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