The Wanderer

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Writing tips

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Says Nathan Bingham:

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a short seminar on writing and editing. One of the sessions was from Greg Bailey, Director of Publications for Reformation Trust Publishing (yes, a real-life editor). During His session he offered the following 10 writing tips.

  1. Know what you’re trying to say.
  2. Never assume your audience knows what you’re trying to say.
  3. Find a creative way to approach / introduce what you’re trying to say.
  4. Write an initial draft quickly.
  5. Be a great revisor.
  6. Get rid of unnecessary words.
  7. Maintain an active voice.
  8. Use simple sentences. “Simple sentences are beautiful.”
  9. Let it rest. “Sleep on it.”
  10. Let it go. “Let it do its job, for good or bad.”

Written by Jeremy Walker

Friday 18 May 2012 at 13:15

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