by Mark Nichol Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to conceive written communication.
You've heard of freewriting, certainly.
Aesthetic distance( also called distance): degree of emotional involvement in a work of art. The most obvious example of aesthetic distance (also referred to simply as distance ) occurs with paintings. Some paintings require us to stand back to see the design of the whole painting; standing close, we see the technique of the painting, say the brush strokes, but not the whole.
Image from Flickr by Lazurite This is not particularly relevant to the post, but I’m getting an awful lot of comments telling me, often a little snarkily, “it’s ‘THAT’ not ‘WHICH’”. The “don’t use which for restrictive clauses” rule comes (as far as I can tell) from Strunk and White.