General Tips

There's always room for some improvement, and we have some writing tips here for you!
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Weekly Writing Tips
1. Less is More.

Why say something in 21 words when you can say it in 12? When you use needless words in your writing, it becomes less readable, uninteresting, and unprofessional. The Chicago Manual of Style advises against using phrases such as "whether or not," "at this time," "due to the fact that," "in the process of," and others. Examine whether the sentences you've employed are redundant or excessive. If you answered yes, you should alter them.

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2. Skip the ClichΓ©s.

You may know people who use clichΓ©s, or you may be one of them. However, old phrases make your writing sound stale when read aloud. If you want to seem professional, avoid clichΓ©s like "time will tell," "at this moment in time," "without a care in the world," "a shiver down my/his/her spine," and "loved her more than life itself."

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3. Show, Don't Tell.

You've probably heard it before, but it's one of the most crucial writing skills to master, and it's worth repeating. It's more effective and intriguing to convey emotion through language and action than to narrate it. To put it another way, instead of writing that Jack furrowed his brow, show his anxiety by the language he employs when speaking to another character.

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Writing Prompt: Begin your story with β€œIt was definitely worth a try..”
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