Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

How to Avoid Overwriting

One of the main rules in writing is not to overwrite. Overwriting is over explaining what you want to say. It is composed of unnecessary words, sentences and paragraphs. It is like putting too many spices on your sauce. It is over indulging to things that you want to tell.

Omit Unnecessary Words

This is the most significant rule from William Strunk's and E.B White's Elements of Style: omit needless words.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Basic Writing Tips for New Writers

People who are not into the field of Literature think that writing requires talent and skills. Basically it does. But writing also requires discipline. Writing involves courage, patience, and enthusiasm to learn, in order to create a good composition. For people who are new to writing and wish to become a good writer, here are some basic writing tips:

Finding an Inspiration to Write

In any endeavor or any pursuit of passion as in writing or blogging, an inspiration can be anything that is already within yourself. You can get this inspiration right from your own dedication and love for your work. But if you still find it hard to get it within yourself, here are some three sources of encouragement that I can advise you:

What writing really is all about? How to do it?

A cousin had once told me that he can never ever write. This is his response after advising him to just write. Turn on your computer, open your Microsoft Word, and write what comes to your mind, I told him.

Read, Write, Live: pieces of advice

I remember in elementary I would go to the school library during recess and lunch break to pick up a book. I would find any book that interests me as long as they have animated pictures and drawings; among them are Moby Dick, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and some Walt Disney books.