The 5 best stories about writing this week

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Also, lessons from good science writing, and a new way to collaborate on a writing projects—it is all part of the Week in Writing. Here we go:

The power of simple words. Maria Popova at Brainpicker highlighted a video this week from TEDed, a new educational series from TED, which effectively captures the reasons to use short and identifiable words. Chicago-based copywriter Terin Izil explains that novelists have license to use larger words and that “$10 words are rendered worthless if they’re not understood.” The post also includes some similar—and less visually appealing—reminders from Mark Twain and Strunk and White. Watch the video here.

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