Great Online Writing Advice from a Few Experts

Posted by Guillermo Mazier on Mar 29, 2010 11:09:10 AM

Though this advice was originally intended for story writers, fiction-ers, creative writing aspirers--it's also sound, logical advice for an online marketing audience. No matter your topic, your business, your community, you can take these quotes to heart; cater to one audience, use plain English and so forth. Read on for some great advice from said great writers.

Never use a long word where a short one will do. - George Orwell

Never use the passive where you can use the active. - George Orwell

Never use a foreign phrase, scientific word, or jargon if you can think of an everyday English equivalent. - George Orwell

Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. -Kurt Vonnegut

Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia. - Kurt Vonnegut

Sound like yourself. - Kurt Vonnegut

Say what you mean to say. -Kurt Vonnegut

Keep your exclamation points under control. -Elmore Leonard

Get to the point. - Stephen King

Be relatable and honest. -Stephen King

Quotes came from this link.

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