16 Top Tips To Tune Your Writing Skills

Following on from the article Ten Writing Errors That Makes Your Blog Less Good, I want to look at some more writing tips.

Writingclasses.com lists George Orwell’s 12 Writing Tips, some key points include:

  • What am I trying to say?
  • Could I put it more shortly?
  • Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?
  • Never use a long word where a short one will do.
  • If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
  • Using i.e or e.g correctly – The term i.e. means “that is”; e.g. means “for example.” And a comma follows both of them.

Words Words Words looks at The Top Ten Tips for Improving Your Writing (dead link), some of the highlights include:

  • Before you can be a writer, you must be a reader.
  • Know your audience.
  • Simple is better.
  • Don’t listen to your friends, listen to your critics.
  • Write what you know.

Vandelay Design discusses 10 Keys to Effective Writing for the Web:

  • Use headings and sub-headings.
  • Use short paragraphs.
  • Include links in the article.

Daily Writing Tips looks at 10 Rules for Writing Numbers and Numerals:

  • Spell small numbers out.
  • Don’t start a sentence with a numeral.www.pingable.org

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