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8 Suggestions for Improving Writing

8 Suggestions for Improving Writing

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Use active instead of passive voice.

One of the most common manifestations of bad writing is overuse of the passive voice.

Use strong words.

Finding the right verb or adjective can turn an uninspired sentence into one people will remember and quote for years to come.

Cut the chaff.

Good writing is about using the right words, not filling up the page.

Show, don't tell.

Don’t tell your readers anything that could be shown instead.

Avoid clichés.

Clichés are phrases, ideas or situations that have been used so often that they’ve lost any impact they once had.

Avoid generalizations.

One of the hallmarks of sloppy writing is broad generalizations.

Back up what you say.

Don’t speculate without providing evidence for your assertions.

Use metaphors and similes with caution.

While a good metaphor or simile can give your writing punch and vigor, a bad one can make your writing as weak as a baby.

8 Suggestions for Improving Writing

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publish time: 2020-09-15
Lisa Anderson

Writing requires a lot of time before you can get a considerable amount of mastery or command over it. You have to keep practicing over and over again. Here are 8 helpful suggestions for the basics that you can follow when you are writing. This diagram is made in EdrawMax, and you can now modify it to add more details.

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