Writing Tips

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    Brainstorm ideas onto Post-it notes then rearrange them into the right order.

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    Start anywhere. You're allowed to write the ending first.

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    Think of your work as a first draft. Don't expect perfection straight off: get the words down and correct later.

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    Read your work out loud, listening for a smooth flow and punctuation pauses.

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    Sleep on it and re-read the next day. You'll notice passages that need liberal use of Tippex in the fresh light of day.

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    Write with one member of your target audience in mind. Your writing will sound more personal and conversational.

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    To write faster, go with the flow and edit later. Put down all your thoughts and then go back to revise.

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    Write as if youre writing to a friend or even best friend. Keep things conversational.

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    Use shorter paragraphs if you want your work read faster. This is especially true for reading online.

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    Respect readers time. Keep things short and to the point when you can.

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