Word Choices


At The New York Times, Constance Hale contributes a series of writing lessons. Her latest entry, “Desperately Seeking Synonyms,” zeroes in on the complexities of nouns.

“The best writers combine killer nouns and adjectives, and they can make dawn — or any other sky — surprising.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →