How to become a better writer
Rule Number 1:
- Read first!
- Makes notes
- Ask google
No matter the subject
Compartmentalise Everything. planning Makes Perfect
Plan your thousand words.
An example could be:
- 600 words body copy
- 150 word box out x2
- 100 tip
- 100 words intro
- 200 word intro idea
- 200 word getting your point across
- 100 conclusion
Refer to the aims of your feature often and ask how what you’ve written applies to it.
George Orwell’s 6 Rules for better writing
1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
6. Break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous.
Probably the best set of rules:
- Ignore rules