12 Days of Christmas: Writing Tips Day 7

day 7

Notice your next conversation. Unless you’re calling to someone or trying to get their attention in a group, how often do you actually use a person’s name? How often does someone use yours?

For whatever reason, we forget that when we write. We like to “name call.” Bet you can cut lots of words by deleting names you don’t need. Bet it sounds better when you read it out loud too.

 

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12 Days of Christmas: Writing Tips Day 6

Day 6

 

When readers see the page on the left, they process the information as “difficult.” Put the same words on a well-paragraphed page, and reading suddenly becomes “a piece of cake.” White space is a psychological trick. Use it :)

 

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When all twelve days have been posted, you can find them here–12 Days of Christmas: Writing Tips.

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For more tips, see Monday Writing Minute.

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