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I've long been a fan of Moonlight Sonata in the way that it calms the most stubborn of muscles into submission. Like Sonata, I'm increasingly finding myself reading interesting sentences which do the same. This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing…

I followed the riots occurring in Kiev, Ukraine months ago and the atrocities that were occurring from their government, and at times, the Ukrainian public. These riots then led to a destabilised government and which Russia took advantage of, sending 'Pro-Russian Rebels' into Eastern Ukraine. These rebels were suspected to be Russian soldiers, but Russia has not officially acknowledged them…

"As for how to write well, here’s the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary; write in a conversational tone; develop a nose for bad writing, so you can see and fix it in yours; imitate writers you like; if you can’t get started, tell someone…