Writing tip #1: Avoid verb forms of “to be,” if possible. Am, is, are, was, and were –the most useless words in a writer’s toolbox. Why? Because 1) they usually aren’t necessary for conveying your message, and 2) removing them usually renders their accompanying qualifiers and modifiers unnecessary. When you find these potential problem-words, try removing them and rewording the sentence. You’ll often end up with a shorter, punchier sentence. Say twice as much, but with fewer words.
Writing Tip #2: To emphasize a word, place it at the beginning or end of a sentence. That’s where words stand out the most. Words or phrases of little importance should be placed mid-sentence, if possible. Also, place a paragraph’s most important sentence at the beginning or the end of the paragraph. When writing, don’t forget about emphasis.
Writing Tip #3: Go on a “which hunt.” Read this…
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