Writing With Power: 5 Snappy Rules For Success

Written by Christopher Brown

Writing With Power: 5 Snappy Rules For Success

Almost everyone could profit from enhancing their writing skills. From writing more crisp meta-tags – which search engine bots find quite sexy – to turbo-charging your blog readership by writing with punch, a skilled pen can propel any online effort inrepparttar right direction. But who hasrepparttar 141105 time, money or know-how to tackle this daunting task, right? Onrepparttar 141106 contrary, I have justrepparttar 141107 free and powerful writing clinic for you. We have named it “Writing With Power.” And did I mention it’s free?

Here, we – my friends and I – aim to lend a boost to your writing skills fast. We do this for people allrepparttar 141108 time by showing them how to use George Orwell’s oh-so-practical principles of good writing. Today, I will offer five of them, and show you how to use them with ease. But first I must introduce you to an odd sort of person, whom I call, “Homo Graphicus,” and he stars in a very popular fib dubbedrepparttar 141109 “Myth ofrepparttar 141110 Great Writer.”

What does he do? He sits far back inrepparttar 141111 recesses of your mind, whittling away at another masterpiece. For, you see, he flawlessly crafts onlyrepparttar 141112 finest specimens ofrepparttar 141113 literary art, and he does so day-in and day-out. No piles of crumpled paper wads litter his desk orrepparttar 141114 floor, and he doesn’t DO erasers. He simply pressesrepparttar 141115 “insight” button, absorbsrepparttar 141116 inspired notion, and, with a flick ofrepparttar 141117 wrist, returns to churning out his next scripted champion.

Now,repparttar 141118 good news for those of us with allrepparttar 141119 creative flare of peet moss is this: this man does not exist. There are no great writers. The world knows only great rewriters. The way to produce a fine piece of writing comes by outlining briefly what you wish to say, filling outrepparttar 141120 floor plan with a few data from your research, and then by sifting carefully throughrepparttar 141121 first draft many times – systematically. Just followrepparttar 141122 rules, step-by-step.

So where’srepparttar 141123 love? It comes by filteringrepparttar 141124 unruly items from your draft (with our rules), and replacing them withrepparttar 141125 beloved features of good writing. Here, you take your very rough draft – and some will prove rougher than others – and purge from it allrepparttar 141126 dross in a step-by-step fashion, with rules simple enough for clever pets to follow. Even Cocoa could do this.

Our first rule, we shall say this way: prefer concrete nouns torepparttar 141127 abstract. By “concrete” I mean to suggest that you should employrepparttar 141128 kinds of nouns we can all see, taste, smell, hear and see. This would include fish, cars, toasters, and DVD’s. Abstract nouns, onrepparttar 141129 other hand, insist on playing hide-and-seek from our five senses. Most ofrepparttar 141130 badly overused ones end in “-tion.” These include words like marginalization, utilization, and transportation. Good rewriters will make every effort to paint pictures, so to speak, inrepparttar 141131 minds of their readers. Do not simply tell them, SHOW them. Now be assured that no one hasrepparttar 141132 foggiest idea what “marginalization” looks like, but we all know a marshmallow when we see one. Paint vivid, lustrous – even golden – pictures in your readers’ minds. Use images that drip honey. So replacerepparttar 141133 do-nothing abstract nouns in your draft with smoldering wicks, chandeliers of fiery brass, and shimmering scarlet wine (preferably California Cabernets).

How To Become Qualified As A Proofreader

Written by Niall Cinneide

The field of proofreading is not as easy to get into as you might think. In fact, there are many proof reading qualifications that you must possess in order to qualify. While these qualifications change from company to company,repparttar over all concepts arerepparttar 141075 same throughout. Unless you can prove your worth and be able to dorepparttar 141076 job, you will not haverepparttar 141077 proof reading qualifications that are necessary. To get these, you must dedicate yourself torepparttar 141078 cause.

Many people seerepparttar 141079 world of freelance to be an easy to do from home job. It is anything but this. It is vitally important that people understand that writing skills and communication skills arerepparttar 141080 most important aspects of this career. A career as a proofreader is not something to take lightly. In fact, in order to be taken seriously, you need to haverepparttar 141081 proper proof reading qualifications. Here are some basic things you will need to understand. We say basic because there are many more areas that you will need to learn as well as these. First, you will need to be able to grasprepparttar 141082 basics. Proofreading entails catchingrepparttar 141083 spelling and grammatical errors ofrepparttar 141084 piece. But, it also is about correcting problems withrepparttar 141085 flow ofrepparttar 141086 piece,repparttar 141087 tone ofrepparttar 141088 piece,repparttar 141089 layout and even fixing mistakes with facts. A good way to get this training is to take a basic proofreading training certification. Although this is notrepparttar 141090 only training you will need, it is a step intorepparttar 141091 right direction.

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