In this post, I have tried to consider and respond to criticisms of my writing which have been made by readers of writings of mine (chiefly blog posts) from time to time. In responding, I have used my own writing and writing of acknowledged masters as a basis for drawing conclusions about matters such as verbosity, big words versus little ones, simplicity versus complexity in style, supposed pomposity, when one is entitled to have an opinion, and so on. By explaining what I feel are legitimate reasons for writing the way I do, I hope to be able to shed some light on the writing process.
This post is in the form of a Word document. (See above.)
Roger W. Smith