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The fight for good writing

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 02 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4878

Re: The fight for good writing

There are four kinds of writing: prose, poetry (verse), prose poetry, and aphorisms. Prose is information formatted in sentences and paragraphs. Poetry is imagery formatted in lines and stanzas. Prose poetry is imagery formatted like prose. Aphorisms are concise bits of wisdom formatted in sentences. All good writing is a smooth flow of lucid, logical, linguistic linkages. Good writing is a link between think and ink.

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09 August 2013
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA