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How to Write With Style

ByBrandon George|3202 views |Business,Education,How To

What's one thing you'd improve about your writing? In this presentation, adapted from bestselling author Kurt Vonnegut, you'll learn how to write with style—thanks to 10 tips you can start using now. For the full article, check out: http://bit.ly/Tbon7g

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  1. how to write with style (adapted from kurt vonnegut)

    1. How to Write With Style

    (adapted from Kurt Vonnegut)

    What's one thing you'd improve about your writing? In this presentation, adapted from bestselling author Kurt Vonnegut, you'll learn how to write with style—thanks to 10 tips you can start using now. For the full article, check out: http://bit.ly/Tbon7g

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  2. no brain, no gain "your own winning style must begin with ideas in your head." -- kv

    2. NO BRAIN, NO GAIN

    "Your own winning style must begin with ideas in your head." -- KV

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  3. find a subject you care about heart and passion will excite your readers, not wordplay.

    3. FIND A SUBJECT YOU CARE ABOUT

    Heart and passion will excite your readers, not wordplay.

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  4. don't ramble, though i won't ramble on about that.

    4. DON'T RAMBLE, THOUGH

    I won't ramble on about that.

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  5. keep it simple shakespeare did (sometimes): "to be or not to be?"

    5. KEEP IT SIMPLE

    Shakespeare did (sometimes): "To be or not to be?"

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  6. have the guts to cut every sentence should illuminate your subject in a new and interesting way.

    6. HAVE THE GUTS TO CUT

    Every sentence should illuminate your subject in a new and interesting way.

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  7. show, don't tell imagery = power. facts and figures are forgotten, but stories are re-told.

    7. SHOW, DON'T TELL

    Imagery = power. Facts and figures are forgotten, but stories are re-told.

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  8. pity your readers be simple. be fascinating. your audience will read what's interesting.

    8. PITY YOUR READERS

    Be simple. Be fascinating. Your audience will read what's interesting.

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  9. say what you mean to say reading is hard work. use language that's easy to understand.

    9. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN TO SAY

    Reading is hard work. Use language that's easy to understand.

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  10. sound like yourself write like you talk, not like a robot.

    10. SOUND LIKE YOURSELF

    Write like you talk, not like a robot.

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  11. for really detailed advice read "the elements of style" by strunk & white.

    11. FOR REALLY DETAILED ADVICE

    Read "The Elements of Style" by Strunk & White.

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  12. thanks! @wundermuse // brandon.george@gmail.com // writethegoodfight.com

    12. THANKS!

    @wundermuse // brandon.george@gmail.com // writethegoodfight.com

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