Word Choices

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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 managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →