David's Top 10 Writing Tips

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Based on my own experience both as a writer and teacher of writing.

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David's Top 10 Writing Tips

  1. 1. DaviD’s Top 10 WriTing Tips
  2. 2. 1. Make these decisions! Message Audience Purpose
  3. 3. 2. Clarity! One idea / paragraph “le mot juste” – The right word Less is MORE!
  4. 4. 3. Accuracy Proofread Check References
  5. 5. 4. Have “style”! Use *sparkling* words Use the “active” voice
  6. 6. 5. Get a second opinion
  7. 7. 6. Get to the point! Define then explain A paragraph is a pyramid
  8. 8. 7. Avoid , avoid, avoid…… Repetition Cliches Commas Useless words Run on sentences
  9. 9. 8. Be Relevant! Write what your audience will enjoy Make it current
  10. 10. 9. Collect it! Keep a portfolio Share it Present it Publish it
  11. 11. 10. Believe and achieve! Each person has the talent and the knowledge to be a great writer. Great writing is an act of faith. Only a question of endurance.- Ezra Pound
  12. 12. EFL Classroom 2.0 http://eflclassroom.ning.com

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