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Top Ten Writing Rules From Famous Writers

November 3rd, 2015

reading-blogWe’ve featured one of this writer’s YouTube clips before – but I do like her style and enthusiasm! Also, because some of the tips are geared to copywriting, rather than just creative writing, I thought you might find them particularly useful.

We give you most of these tips in our course but they are so important that they are worth repeating. So in reverse order…

10. When you’ve finished writing, let the piece rest before sending it off.

9. If you aim to write, then read!

8. Use everyday words – don’t come across as though you’ve swallowed a dictionary.

7. Wherever possible use active rather than passive verbs.

6. Know your audience – how they think, their likes and dislikes.

5. Recycle what you can, where you can.

4. Inspiration can come from the ordinary (all will be explained when you watch the clip).

3. When you’ve finished a piece go back and cut – at least 10%.

2. Be ruthless about getting rid of unnecessary words.

1. Encourage others and pass on your love of writing to them.

And I really feel that this is what the presenter of this clip does!

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