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Orwell’s Rules for Writing – “The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War” – David Lebedoff

June 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Writing

Orwell’s first rule of effective writing was to follow every general statement with a specific example from real life. Animal Farm and 1984 are the examples, as well as the distillate, of Orwell’s nonfiction, his great body of immortal essays and reviews, one of the treasures of our culture.

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