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:
- 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.
- Mimic spoken language. Writing conveys to the reader the sense of conversation. It should provide the intimacy and warmth of personal conversation.
- Vary sentence length. Consider the following:
- Vary sentence construction. You should always strive for clarity when you write…
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