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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

How to Write With Style

Published at Nov 18, 2015
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

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

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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NO BRAIN, NO GAIN

"Your own winning style must begin with ideas in your head." -- KV
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FIND A SUBJECT YOU CARE ABOUT

Heart and passion will excite your readers, not wordplay.
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DON'T RAMBLE, THOUGH

I won't ramble on about that.
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KEEP IT SIMPLE

Shakespeare did (sometimes): "To be or not to be?"
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HAVE THE GUTS TO CUT

Every sentence should illuminate your subject in a new and interesting way.
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SHOW, DON'T TELL

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

Be simple. Be fascinating. Your audience will read what's interesting.
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SAY WHAT YOU MEAN TO SAY

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

SOUND LIKE YOURSELF

Write like you talk, not like a robot.
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FOR REALLY DETAILED ADVICE

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

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