Learn to write well

By Stephen Rhodes

The Web provides a forum for people to write freely about whatever they want and post it worldwide.

The Web is teeming with personal diaries in the form of  blogs, Facebook updates and now tweets. Some of it is painful to read.

The rules of writing, promoted by H.W. Fowler, author of a Dictionary of Fowler’s Modern English Usage or by William Strunk Jr and E.B. White in The Elements of Style, are lost today in a world of acronyms and 140-character blurbs.

Whatever your style, or degree of proficiency, Jason Cohen at copyblogger has “10 secrets to More Magnetic Copy” –  a few simple techniques to make your writing more compelling.

Jason talks about using the active voice, brevity and telling a story. His post reminds me of William Zinsser’s book On Writing Well, an excellent resource for writers.

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