Sunday, December 9, 2007

Bad Writing Indeed

I am not a professional writer, but I have two history degrees and have done a lot of writing. Many times there is an example of bad prose in a newspaper. This example from The Huntsville Times local columnist, Lee Roop, is a good one. The column is about the Lincoln Mill redevelopment, which is a good idea. See Development in Huntsville, and he is making a good point about extending the downtown area which ideally will be the destination for Huntsville's young professionals. But this is just bad writing: "Young women whose skirts dance in the breeze and men alive with the anticipation of the weekend step on and off for dinner, drinks or shopping, or stay aboard to the downtown entertainment district and the Von Braun Center."

For the full column see Lincoln Mill news - it's good for us all

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