Certainty and style
November 1, 2013
- All statements of certainty should be judged with a critical eye (including this one).
- A good reader brings disbelief to the text.
- A good writer does not supply what the reader brings.
- The writer is certain when nothing is certain.
- Certainty becomes shorthand for uncertainty.
That nothing is certain and everything changes are so self-evident there’s no need to be equivocal when writing.
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