subtracting linear expressions
The thing that I find most frustrating about writing is that no matter how long I write, I still always feel like there’s at least an inch of myself that’s missing. This is a constant struggle and a huge part of the reason why it’s so hard to write. I’m a writer because I’ve always felt like I was missing something.
So you know when you write a post and you know you need to add something to it, but you don’t know what you want to say? That’s when you call it “subtracting linear expressions.” I’ve written articles that have been longer than any one writer could possibly ever write (including myself), and I always hate that feeling.
This is a constant struggle that happens to everyone. I’ve come across many who struggle to create a cohesive sentence that stands out from the rest. I’ve also come across many who struggle to create a cohesive paragraph that stands out from the rest. But, the one thing that seems to be universal is the feeling of not being understood. And that’s where this issue comes from.
While we can’t really agree on what makes a sentence work, the best way to explain it is that each sentence must function as a complete sentence. No sentence is allowed to be longer than the next, and no sentence can be longer than the next. And to do that we need to break up our sentences into smaller sentences of varying length. So I’ve come up with a system where a sentence is considered a long one when it has more than one line.
With this system, sentences that are longer than one line are considered long.
The difference between a linear sentence and a substative sentence is the length of its second line. Longer than one line, substative sentences are longer than one. If you want to learn more about how to write this or how to tell if a sentence is a long or a substative sentence check out this article.
I’m always trying to convince my students to write less, but they always insist on writing too much. I told them this one day and they didn’t even notice.
This is a common trick that is used by writers everywhere. When writing a simple sentence that is shorter than 1,000 words, you can sometimes get away with writing 1,001 to 1,999. But if you want to write more, you have to write more. Of course, the real trick is to not write a lot.
There are two ways to approach this problem. One way is to just write a lot of sentences, but that is very boring. The other way is to create a new sentence structure that removes any mention of the original sentence. For example, if you write “She was in the kitchen, having a beer.” it will sound better if you just write “She had a beer, having a beer.” You can use this technique in both active and passive sentences.
Another trick to reducing writing is to use the “negative” form of a verb. For example, to subtract the phrase “She was in the kitchen” from the sentence “She was in the kitchen, having a beer.” would not only give you the phrase “She was in the kitchen, having a beer,” but it would also eliminate the noun phrase “having a beer.