A Sense of Style

Sharing writing tips posted by L.M. Nelson-

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In the writing world, the word style means the way in which an idea is expressed. Style has to do with form, not content. Readers pick up a book because of content, but put it down because of style.

As a writer, you have to develop your own writing style. The way you arrange words is the nature of you. Your style should be specifically yours and no one else’s.

When developing your individual style, here are some things to consider:

  1. Listen to what you write. Writing is like music. The words you write make sounds, and when those sounds are in harmony, the writing works.
  2. Mimic spoken language. Writing conveys to the reader the sense of conversation. It should provide the intimacy and warmth of personal conversation.
  3. Vary sentence length. Consider the following:Image result for vary sentence length
  4. Vary sentence construction. You should always strive for clarity when you write…

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  7 comments for “A Sense of Style

  1. 05/08/2018 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you so much for these. Really helpful. 🙂

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  2. 05/08/2018 at 3:08 pm

    Fantastic post from L.M. Nelson! 🙂 :

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  3. 05/08/2018 at 10:12 pm

    Made a lot of sense to me.

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  4. 05/09/2018 at 1:16 pm

    I appreciate these writing tips. By delving into poetry a lbit, I seem to be more cognizant of a warmer feel to my writing style.

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    • 05/09/2018 at 2:59 pm

      I noticed you delving into poetry and I like it.

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