Tool 12 ~ Give key words their space.

Clark throws out a new vocabulary word with this tool: word territory. Give words their own space.

“Do not repeat a distinctive word unless you intend a specific effect.”

I think of a dorm room with see this concept–words crammed into hallways, bickering over who gets to sleep in which garage-sized cubby hole. “Mad” would have a room to himself, I suppose, while “said,” “and,” and “the,” would cram in together somewhere. Of course.

Also, Ernest Hemingway is a great example of intended repetition, someone who doesn’t “strain the writer’s eyes and the reader’s ears” (65).



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