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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Chapter 5. Clause and Effect

Clause and Effect

In the late 1800s, the man who was shot out of the cannon daily at the Barnum and Bailey Circus decided to quit because his wife had asked him to find a less risky career. P.T. Barnum hated to lose a good man, so he sent him a message, “I beg you to reconsider—men of your caliber are hard to find.” Good sentence parts are just as hard to find, but you won't have to get shot out of a cannon to write some brilliant ones after you finish this chapter. ...

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