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The Out-Loud-To-Your-Friend Constraint for Writing

By dreeves

I like writing under the constraint that every sentence be something you could conceivably say out loud to a friend. With effort it’s no less expressive than academic-sounding phraseology. ‘Course no constraint you’ll ever chance to see need hinder one’s expressive-osity. Say, strict pentameter, iambicly. Or writing without that most common non-consonant — you know which glyph I’m... »