How to write<br />
Writing techniques<br />Writing Tips<br />Editing Tips<br />
WWWWWH<br />WWWWWH<br />Technique 1<br />WWWWWH<br />5Ws and 1H<br />WWWWWH<br />
Who?<br />	What?<br />		When?<br />			Where?<br />				Why?<br />					How?<br />
Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<b...
Who<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />is the...
Who was involved?<br />What<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How di...
Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happ...
Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where<br />Why did it happ...
Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<b...
Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<b...
Technique 2<br />Inverted Pyramid<br />
Information they must have for your communication to be successful<br />STOP<br />Additional information that is helpful b...
STOP<br />Crucial information must go at the beginning<br />They could stop reading at any time<br />
They could stop reading at any time<br />Crucial information must go at the beginning<br />
Writing Tips<br />
Activevs Passive<br />the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence<br />the thing receiving the action is the...
I heard it through the Grapevine <br />I is the subject, the one who is doing the action. <br />I is hearing it, the objec...
It was heard by me through the Grapevine <br />Passive<br />
Passive voice is usually awkward and other times it’s vague. <br />
Don’t sweat the grammar<br />
Split your infinitives if you must, dangle your modifiers and feel free to end that sentence with a preposition if you fee...
Apostrophes’<br />Apostrophe’s<br />Apostrophes<br />http://apostrophe.me<br />
K.I.S.S.<br />
Worried you’re not using the right words? <br />Use simpler words.<br />Worried that your sentence isn’t clear? <br />Make...
Always write well<br />
Editing Tips<br />
S   L   O   W   L   Y<br />Read each word, not each sentence<br />
but preferably <br />to yourself…<br />
Learn your CRUTCH<br />
And finally…<br />
Further Reading<br />http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/02/12/writing-tips-for-non-writers-who-dont-want-to-work-at-writing/<...
Questions?<br />
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  • How To Write

    1. 1. How to write<br />
    2. 2.
    3. 3. Writing techniques<br />Writing Tips<br />Editing Tips<br />
    4. 4. WWWWWH<br />WWWWWH<br />Technique 1<br />WWWWWH<br />5Ws and 1H<br />WWWWWH<br />
    5. 5. Who?<br /> What?<br /> When?<br /> Where?<br /> Why?<br /> How?<br />
    6. 6. Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />
    7. 7. Who<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />is the document aimed at?<br />will benefit from reading it?<br />
    8. 8. Who was involved?<br />What<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />is our product?<br />are the benefits?<br />can you expect from us?<br />
    9. 9. Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />should the document be read?<br />can our product be used?<br />
    10. 10. Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />are our strengths?<br />does our product meet your needs?<br />
    11. 11. Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />is our product relevant to you?<br />does it work the way it does?<br />
    12. 12. Who was involved?<br />What happened (what&apos;s the story)?<br />When did it take place?<br />Where did it take place?<br />Why did it happen?<br />How did it happen?<br />does our product work?<br />can you learn more?<br />
    13. 13. Technique 2<br />Inverted Pyramid<br />
    14. 14. Information they must have for your communication to be successful<br />STOP<br />Additional information that is helpful but not crucial<br />Be nice if they had it<br />
    15. 15. STOP<br />Crucial information must go at the beginning<br />They could stop reading at any time<br />
    16. 16. They could stop reading at any time<br />Crucial information must go at the beginning<br />
    17. 17. Writing Tips<br />
    18. 18. Activevs Passive<br />the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence<br />the thing receiving the action is the object<br />
    19. 19. I heard it through the Grapevine <br />I is the subject, the one who is doing the action. <br />I is hearing it, the object of the sentence.<br />Active<br />
    20. 20. It was heard by me through the Grapevine <br />Passive<br />
    21. 21. Passive voice is usually awkward and other times it’s vague. <br />
    22. 22. Don’t sweat the grammar<br />
    23. 23. Split your infinitives if you must, dangle your modifiers and feel free to end that sentence with a preposition if you feel the sentence warrants it.<br />
    24. 24. Apostrophes’<br />Apostrophe’s<br />Apostrophes<br />http://apostrophe.me<br />
    25. 25. K.I.S.S.<br />
    26. 26. Worried you’re not using the right words? <br />Use simpler words.<br />Worried that your sentence isn’t clear? <br />Make a simpler sentence.<br />Worried that people won’t see your point? <br />Make your point simpler.<br />
    27. 27. Always write well<br />
    28. 28. Editing Tips<br />
    29. 29. S L O W L Y<br />Read each word, not each sentence<br />
    30. 30. but preferably <br />to yourself…<br />
    31. 31. Learn your CRUTCH<br />
    32. 32. And finally…<br />
    33. 33. Further Reading<br />http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/02/12/writing-tips-for-non-writers-who-dont-want-to-work-at-writing/<br />http://www.capulet.com/sites/capulet.com/files/TenTips.pdf<br />http://apostrophe.me<br />
    34. 34. Questions?<br />
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