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

3 thoughts on “16 Top Tips To Tune Your Writing Skills”

  1. Thanks for the writing tips and resources. I am amazed every day at some of the articles I read on top article directories like Ezine Articles and others. Spelling mistakes, grammar errors, etc. I guess when these things come easily to you, it is hard to realize that it isn’t necessarily like that for others. Great information!

  2. You blog on the writing tips was extremely informative. Now this extension of the post with these links to the very valuable resources have added to it.
    The article from Vandelay Design on 10 keys to effective writing on the web, is the best of all this and I was able to adopt a few of it and make a few changes in my writing style.

  3. What am I trying to say is very important. Some people go on and on about things that have nothing to do with the main topic, which waters down the topic at hand.

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