writing style


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n writing style a style of expressing yourself in writing
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “The self-styled intellectual who is impotent with pen and ink hungers to write history with sword and blood.”
  • R. S. White
    R. S. White
    “Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of good style in speaking and writing.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.”


In literature:

But Boswell, 'scarce by North Britons now esteemed a Scot,' writes with an ease that renders his style his own.
"James Boswell" by William Keith Leask
For some time I have been noticing the advanced style of writing in the two or three "Down East" agricultural papers that come under my notice.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
There is a large writing-table and other furniture in the styles of Louis XIV.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
Then write 'Gentlemen,' in business style.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
Write a theme, containing approximately three hundred words, that shall be judged for its quality of style.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
His writings are hopelessly commonplace in substance and slipshod in style.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
But with his trap and pitfall style of writing, it is easy to make too sure.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
For a contrary reason, no college-man writes a good style, or understands it when written.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Some of our gadding contribs have so good a writing style that we feel sure it must have been influenced by the Great Book.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
The best style of writing, in point of effect, is that which combines both forms of sentence in proper proportions.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various

In poetry:

I wish I had a simple style
In writing verse,
As in his prose had Ernie Pyle,
So true and terse;
Springing so forthright from the heart
With guileless art.
"Ernie Pyle" by Robert W Service
I write with tender, feeling heart,
Then kindly read what I impart;
'Tis freely penned, devoid of art,
In homely style,
'Tis meant to ward off Satan's dart,
And show his guile.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
I like voluminous writing best,
That gives the facts dress'd up in style.
A handsome woman when she's dressed
Looks better than (repress that smile)
When she in plainer costume does appear;
The more it costs we know she is more dear.
"An Eastern Tale" by David John Scott
Lord, make my soul Thy plate: Thine image bright
Within the circle of the same enfoil.
And on its brims in golden letters write
Thy superscription in an holy style.
Then I shall be Thy money, Thou my hoard:
Let me Thy angel be, be Thou my Lord.
"Preparatory Meditations - First Series: 6." by Edward Taylor

In news:

Atlanta's Cee-Lo Green can rap, write, and produce in any freaky style like it ain't no thang.
Known for his wry sense of humor and unique writing style, Luksa covered the Cowboys as a beat writer in the 1960s before becoming a columnist.
I like how solid their song writing and raw style sound has become since they've seasoned themselves out on the road.
I have to say, from a purely selfish viewpoint, I'm a bit fascinated at the evolution and growth of my writing and writing style over time.
Jess Walter's style of writing kept us hooked from the very beginning.
Deepening Description & Developing Author Style ( all writing levels).
Jess Walter's style of writing kept us hooked from the very beginning.
Gale Martin was 11 when she began writing her first book, a Nancy Drew-style mystery.
Once again hoping to challenge himself to adapt to a different cinematic style, Kinoshita asked his good friend Akira Kurosawa to write a screenplay for him.
Here's a great writing activity for the holidays that reviews the four basic types of writing styles.
Librarian Marta Cea, a veteran of One City One Book events, said she enjoyed Carlson's talk and appreciates his writing style.
Even though pressed for time, Mozart was at the top of his game writing this opera seria, or "serious" opera rooted in Italian style.
Award-winning author opens up about his new book, his family, vinyl records and his writing style.
John Updike 's writing style has become one of the most widely recognized of our time.
White (1899 -- 1985), essayist for The New Yorker, author of "Stuart Little," "Charlotte's Web" and "The Elements of Style," was a defining voice of American writing this century.

In science:

All my thanks to Don Johnson for his kind revision and styling of the English writing.
Nature and Quantization of the Proton Mass: An Electromagnetic Model
Nevertheless, as in the style of Cartan’s writings, Vranceanu’s arguments are at times dif f icult to decipher, hypotheses are not clearly stated or are dif f icult to discern amidst the quite lengthy calculations, and some of his results are not quite correct.
Contact Geometry of Hyperbolic Equations of Generic Type
For example, in C# 3.0 or higher, lambda functions can be employed to write programs in a functional style .
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Before turning to the proofs, we make one remark on the writing style.
Weak quenched limiting distributions for transient one-dimensional random walk in a random environment
We order the simple roots in Bourbaki style, and write H ′αi as H ′i for brevity for any simple root αi .
Elementary abelian 2 subgroups of compact Lie groups