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10 Writing Tips from the Masters

As the world becomes increasingly digital, writing becomes more important. This is especially true for non-writers. If you work in an office, the majority of your communications are made with text by email or IM.Whether you like it or not, your ability to exchange ideas, collaborate with others, and ultimately succeed, hinges on the ability to write effectively.Earlier this week, K. Stone laid out a process to help you write faster, better, and easier. To follow up, here are 10 timeless tips to help you improve style and substance, straight from the pens of humanity’s finest authors.

Writing Tips

1. Cut the boring parts

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard

Unless you’re writing for personal reasons alone, you need to consider the attention of your readers. There’s no point is publishing content that isn’t useful, interesting, or both.2. Eliminate unnecessary words

Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very;” your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain

I used to feel that using words like “really”, “actually”, or “extremely” made writing more forceful. It doesn’t. They only get in the way. Cut them and never look back.3. Write with passion

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

It’s not hard to realize that unless you’re excited about your writing no one else will be.4. Paint a picture

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov

Simply stating something is fine, but when you need to capture attention, using similes, metaphors, and vivid imagery to paint a picture creates a powerful emotional response.5. Keep it simple

Vigorous writing is concise. ~William Strunk Jr.

Maybe it was all those late nights, struggling to fill out mandatory 10 page papers, but many people seem to think that worthwhile writing is long and drawn out. It’s more difficult (and effective) to express yourself in the simplest possible manner.6. Do it for love

Write without pay until somebody offers to pay. ~Mark Twain

When you’re just starting out it’s hard to decide where to begin. So don’t. Just start writing. A blog is a good place to start. The most valuable benefit is the feedback.7. Learn to thrive on criticism

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. ~Ray Bradbury

Writing means putting yourself at the mercy of anonymous hecklers and shameless sycophants. Learn to make the most of the insults and distrust the praise.8. Write all the time

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed. ~Ray BradburyThe way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything. ~John Irving

9. Write what you know … or what you want to know

If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul. ~Johann Wolfgang von GoetheLearn as much by writing as by reading. ~Lord Acton

Successful writing is all about trust and authority. It makes sense to write about your area of expertise. If you don’t have an expertise, reading and writing is the best way to develop one and put it on display.10. Be unique and unpredictable

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ~G.K. ChestertonConsistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. ~Oscar WildeZest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto. ~Ray Bradbury

Following what works will only get you so far. Experiment with new styles, even if it means taking criticism. Without moving forward, you’ll be left behind.

  • http://dweezeljazzart.com/blog/ DweezelJazz

    At the risk of offering you praise :) Great article, thanks. I enjoy your blog and your guest writers too.

    cheers

  • http://www.pickthebrain.com John Wesley

    Ha thanks. I completely agree that the guest writers have been doing a great job.

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  • http://blog.potterzot.com The Decision Strategist

    I really like the Eliminating unnecessary words one. It makes such a difference and the writing sounds so much clearer, but it’s always very tempting to include those words. Since they don’t really convey anything, they should be dropped.

    • Lindsay

      “I really like the Eliminating unnecessary words one. It makes such a difference and the writing sounds so much clearer, but it’s always very tempting to include those words. Since they don’t really convey anything, they should be dropped”

      I find it funny that you used “really” in this comment.

      • Golden Chicken Chicken

        Its  funnier that he used “such” and  ”very” too :)

        • Yshura

          I actually disagree with eliminating words. Anyone who read 1984 by Orwell knows that ‘word destruction’ is convenient and gets the point across… however, that doesn’t make it more appealing to read. I love deep descriptions as often as possible when I read. I understand repeating words to an extent should be eliminated, but its easy to mix in some similes or to rephrase; it is not necessary to ‘destroy’ the word.
          Good is not the same as ‘very good’ and bad is not the same as ‘really bad’. These words are efficient and essential to convey meaning past the general jist of things. I do believe that its more appealing to use words such as ‘excellent’ instead of ‘very good’, but to completely eliminate would change the whole meaning. In instances with dialogue, for example, it would be unnatural to avoid these words continuously.
          I do have to admit, after taking journalism throughout highschool, that when it comes to news and small articles, word elimination is important; you expect your reader to skim over what is important to them and continue on.
          This rule, to me, does not seem to go along with novels or longer written works where the reader is deeply involved and not looking to simply move on.
          Besides, as an avid reader, I am never bothered by such words. I enjoy the emphasis on points that need the extra umph.

          • Biteme

            …..your comment is boring….

          • http://www.tabulyogang.info tabulyogang

            @Biteme: LOL!

          • Biteme

            …..your comment is boring….

          • Karleene Morrow

            As a reader and an author, I totally agree with you.  Really.

          • http://twitter.com/brooksummers Brooklyn Summers

            I really must agree with you. Sometimes the difference between the two will change the meaning. 

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  • http://www.reddeerblog.com Truthteller

    Following this format, I should throw out 95% of the books I’ve read?
    Wait, that’s a damn good idea! (ok, delete the word damn if you must)

  • http://myeasymoney.mybargaincity.info/ Cruz Ramirez

    That was some great practical advice on writing. I am glad I was able to read it. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.itsacryingshame.com William Lumbert

    Thanks for the tips.. Since I am in process of trying to write a novel it gives me a lot to think about. I shall print it out and save it for future reference.

  • vin diesel

    “Maybe it was all those late nights, struggling to fill out mandatory 10 page papers, but many people seem to think that worthwhile writing is long and drawn out. It’s more difficult (and effective) to express yourself in the simplest possible manner.”

    This is superb advice for writing memos and task-oriented email. It’s decent advice for writing instruction manuals. It’s downright dreadful advice for writing fiction, or even for journal-type blogging. (Unless you’re blogging with the intent of becoming better at writing memos.)

    In fact, it’s not even a good idea for textbooks. This example is getting worn out, but try taking a double-sided Physics 101 cheat sheet–you can buy these in most college bookstores–and learning physics from it. If you succeed, followup by learning Physics 102 from the actual textbook (which is “long and drawn out,” compared to the cheat sheet). Then tell me which is more effective at conveying ideas.

    The cheat sheet is preferable if you only need to be reminded of that which you already know well; not if you’re trying to grasp something new.

    Succinct is often good, but the idea that shorter is automatically better, is poison to clear communication.

  • http://www.lisadale.blogspot.com Lisa Dale

    I’m a newly pubbed novelist and the assistant editor of The Literary Review. This compilation is FANTASTIC! I’d love to use it in my classes. Thank you so much for putting this together.

    Best,

    Lisa Dale

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  • http://duanesway.com Duane

    I felt the article was excellent. Too often, I find myself being redundant and using the usually unnecessary words “very” and “really”.
    To Vin Diesel (above comment). You may have missed the point. From what John wrote, I didn’t get the idea he was talking about omitting essential points or explanations. Give enough information to completely cover a given subject and make it understandable, then – shut up. His article, in fact, was not extremely short. Justlong enough to completely get the point and all it’s elements across, and no more.

    Duane

  • http://www.psych101online.com Helen

    Excellent list. I always wonder why some people like their articles long even if it is not necessary. It will only bring more boredom to the readers.

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  • http://www.pickthebrain.com John Wesley

    Vin Diesel — I agree with you that shorter isn’t necessarily better. The point was that simpler is better, as long as it contains the same information content, as Duane already pointed out.

    Lisa Dale — Thank you! You’re more than welcome to use the article in your classes.

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  • http://www.best-of-time-management.com/values.htm Pamela

    Great reminders. We know that long articles are boring, especially if most of the things written are redundant. But some are still not happy with a simple article. As long as it’s complete and clear, I always settle for simple.

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    Just what I needed to improve on my writing. Thank You :)

  • http://www.blogspoke.com Jesse S. Somer

    Oh writing…Did Van Gogh ask for advice when painting a picture? Is writing not another artform? Some of the advice above was to throw out or do the opposite of what you are taught/told…I wonder if the famous writers above had read these tips on blogs in their lifetime…would they have written as they did? Why did Jackson Pollock decide to throw the paint at the canvas? Why did Hemingway decide to write in monosyllabic words and miniscule sentences?

    It’s nice to get advice
    People write for different reasons
    Mix some sugar with some spice
    For any of the seasons
    Help me on my path
    But please don’t hold my hand
    When you take a bath,
    Alone, or in a band?

    • b v ramesh

      yes, well articulated, advice is the last thing good writers look for,in their readers. Any art form doesn’t depend on critics—or their views–a writer writes just for its[writing] sake and his own gratification—that others enjoy what’s written, is only’happenstance’, let me quote loosely– from Oscar Wilde,
      books are either well written or badly written’
      thats all.
      b v ramesh.
      Bangalore
      India.

      • Tomae

        Every artist begins the same way. Following the old and well beaten path. True artists are technically competent before they begin to experiment. Van Gogh didn’t start his career by making starry night. He started by doing life like still life’s by drawing things the way they were. These aren’t tips for the well initiated, these are tips for the neophyte.

  • http://redcatco.com/blog/ Benjamin

    Brilliant tips in a brilliant list. I have written it in my diary so that I re-read it in a month, every month, until I follow them!

  • http://iwishicouldtellyou.com rob gruber

    Thank you for this! It was the “literal” affrimation I was looking for.

    rob gruber

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  • http://www.tfswriting.com Heather Levin

    Wonderful, concise article. Thank you for posting it!

  • http://www.pickthebrain.com John Wesley

    Thanks, Heather. I really just tried to stay out of the way and let the quotes speak for themselves.

    • http://raysylvongmail.com raysylvon

      Another Quote By :John Dewey: Learn by Doing>

  • Contrapulator

    I can’t decide whether The Decision Strategist was being ironic or not when he wrote, “I [really] like the Eliminating unnecessary words one. It makes [such] a difference and the writing sounds [so much] clearer, but it’s always [very] tempting to include those words. Since they don’t [really] convey anything, they should be dropped.”

    Square brackets added for emphasis.

  • http://daringfireball.org JG

    I don’t have to take writing lessons. I’m Daring Fireball.

    • jg

      god these are damn good

  • http://www.pickthebrain.com John Wesley

    Contrapulator — Interesting observation. ;)

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  • Johnald

    Another good quote:

    “If you don’t have the time to read then you lack the time and the tools to write.”
    -Stephen King

  • http://duanesbrain.blogspot.com Duane M

    Just heard another Ray Bradbury gem for writers today, as a matter of fact: “Every writer has a million bad words in them, your job is to keep writing until you’ve gotten them all out of your system.”

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  • http://www.projectrasso.org/blog/ rasso

    This article really help me. Thanks for sharing.

    :)

  • http://technopedia.info/tech Abhinav Kaiser

    I am a professional writer. I find these points relevant and accurate.

    I want to add one more point for writing on the web. Make your paragraphs smaller. They are easier to read.

    Your thoughts John?

  • http://www.pickthebrain.com John Wesley

    Abhinav,

    I totally agree, although that’s more of a usability factor. Long, unbroken paragraphs are tough to read on a screen, especially for people who would like to scan the content.

  • http://ArbiterOfCommonSense.blogspot.com Trubador

    Ray Bradbury has an excellent little book on the writing process called “Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within you”. There’s also another great book by Ralph Keyes entitled, “The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear”. I highly recommend both.

  • http://www.pickthebrain.com John Wesley

    That Ray Bradbury book sounds awesome. Thanks for the suggestions.

  • nosha

    that
    that is a great article it really helps me and everyone who is involved in the act of writing . thanks alot

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    Super. Short & Nice. And I glad to see Anton Checkov in this list. It’s one of my favorites publicist (after Mark Twain, of course ;-)
    and add your blog to my favorite…

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  • Divya

    From a long time i wanted to do something only that i dindnt know what it was? after reading all of this i know what chords to strike!!
    i just love to write and i am sure soon i’ll write my heart out.

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  • Alexander M. Jeffers

    Great selection. The answers to “Vin Deisel” showed that he had a point, but that it wasn’t in real conflict with the list.
    So, a related tip nominee? Einstein’s “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.”
    Granted, according to Wikiquote, this is a variant of something he said about making theories; but it looks like good writing advice.

  • nepal

    Good tips are availed. Thanks.

  • Kelsie

    Thank you! That was truly amazing…I believe i will apply this not only to my writting, but to my speaking as well.

    Kelsie

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  • gigi

    didn’t help me one bit! I know all those things! how can one post an article that is so completely “duh” that it makes the reader feel stupid. Thanks for stating the obvious, I’m gonna check out a website a little more interesting…

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  • athisiimoses

    it is a systematic and brief art with best pattern of learning how to write for the begginers as well as for the experts with so many to things write but not knowing how to put the thought to words. this piece of writing is very helpful.

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  • http://google June

    I love to write fiction. I’ve taken 2 courses, hoping to hone my skill. The instructor made clear that a structure was necessary as follows:
    Scene:
    goal
    conflict
    disaster
    Scenario:
    emotion
    thought
    decision
    action
    My question: Is this truly a universal structure? According to the instructor, all literature follows this. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.

    • Justin

      Like he said, “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. ~G.K. Chesterton” He’s probably right about that being the structure, but you don’t have to follow it. Just make sure that if you don’t, your story is good.

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    I have two boys aged 6 and 8, they love to write and read,the 10 tips of writing is just what I want to tell them about how to write.Thank you!

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    “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” What a cool quote. I imagine he’s referring to poetry mostly, being a great English poet. But I can see how following that quote would enhance all styles of writing. There’s nothing quite as fun as writing. You have some very good tips here. I think the most helpful for me was Ray Bradbury’s quote to reject acceptance.

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    Impressive. I already knew numbers 1, 2 and 5. You can express all three in two words: be concise. Lol. Seriously though, this is a superb article for anyone wanting to improve their writing skills…like me XD

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    i am planning to start writing about current affairs. hope it works.

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  • MY

    I lost my writing skills when I joined the military some years back. Somehow, the urge to retrieve it back became strong lately. I am now writing a book about my life. This article no doubt have rekindled my hope of being a good writer once again. Thank U. Much to write about in my country, Nigeria.

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    love this post… esp. mark twain’s quote,

    “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

    lol… so d— true!

    signed,
    serial over-abuser of the words ‘very’ and ‘really’.

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    Very interesting and helpful article. I want to add Robert Louis Stevenson’s, “The difficulty about literature is not to write, but write what you mean; not to affect your readers, but to affect them precisely as you wish.”

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    Thank you for gathering some of the best quotes that have enlightened the public’s approach for writing. As an editor and proofreader, I’m often asked about how my customers can improve their writing, but it’s generally best to leave it to the timeless advice found in quotes like these. I was a decent writer in high school, and my scores reflected this, but I can’t begin to describe the improvement I achieved through a college news writing course in which I was first exposed to the insights listed in your posting.

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    whenever i see a person or meet a new person, no matter who he/she is i always think theres a story , a story which nobody else can understand, a story which is way better than anyone else’s and thats what made me feel like writing about it.
    after reading these 10 tips i m so glad i decided to write because now i know what i write will really mean something to someone.

    thank you. :)

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  • http://inkjam.blogspot.com/ Sandipan

    Great tips for bloggers like us who haven’t had a formal training in writing skills.

  • Anonymous

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  • Yasirgondal

    Stunning stuff…same should be applied in life……

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  • Sarinawhyte

    This was a very helpful article. The quotes used are perfect!
    Any other tips beside therse 10 would be extremely helpful :)

  • Sarinawhyte

    This was a very helpful article. The quotes used are perfect!
    Any other tips beside therse 10 would be extremely helpful :)

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  • Jvanhoof01

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  • Abdulkadirmahamud

    thanks for the timeless tips.

  • Jim Van Pelt

    Interesting post.  I shared your list with some of my students today, and my conversation with them provoked my blog post at http://jimvanpelt.livejournal.com/400023.html

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    Good article. Well written… Ha! Nothing unnecessary here…  Oh, wait… crap.

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  • Gonzalesanail

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    if any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be
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  • Erchrdsn

    Good quotes, but all from men. I can’t believe that no women writers have said anything quotable about their craft.

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    Glad I found this article :) I’ll print this out and post it on my room’s wall so that I could remember these tips. Thank you :)

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  • http://www.misswordy.com/ Valerie Strawmier

    These are wonderful reminders on how we should put blog posts together–thank you! In fact, this post goes hand in hand with one that I wrote on why good content is so important. Thank you for breaking it down like this and I’m going to share it with my followers!

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  • Karleene Morrow

    The tips are excellent and especially for the new writers who wants to bog us down in description and (ugh) backstory.  I do love good description, sensible in its length with well chosen and not redundant wording.  For the more seasoned writer, reviewing these ‘tips’ is good, too. We all fall into our old bad habits once in awhile and staying on top of these very ideas saves having to cut or revise in the rewrite phase.  Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.inkjam.org/ Sandipan

    I believe, one of the most important challenges before an author is figuring out how to enrich and add value to the audience and in so doing to stand out from the pack in a meaningful way.

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    I formed a condensed personal version of this advice : be vivid, passionate, and unassuming with your writing. It’s an extension of yourself. 

  • abdul rauf

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  • MK

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  • Hammad

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  • Shortiesonred

    Hi! This is really amazing and I got a bit of inspiration for it. I would like to take the tips and quotes and making a Writer’s 10 Commandments thingy. But I thought that since you wrote it I should ask you for permission first. So here I am, asking for your permission. Please get back to me. Thanks!

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  • Zlatka

    I think there is no “tips”  to become a better writer.  That is in you. Some people have a gift to put the words on a paper, some dont. 
    When  I write I have a fealling I can do anythong. That is the magic of writeing!

  • http://twitter.com/BarbaraBurke189 Barbara Burke

    Thanks for the article! Write all the time is a great advice. Everything  comes with practice. Read and write as much as you can and you’ll progress as a writer. Also, a little bit of humor will always make your story and dialogues more interesting. And I always use tools for writers to make the process easier

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  • John Maloney

    Write only if you want to be heard, speak and also offer a choice to listen…read my thoughts or just listen to my opinion.

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