Writing Tips & Tools


Danger! Bureaucratese!

Which one sounds like you?

“We have undertaken the implementation of dejargonization processes as an ameliorative strategy for the promotion of greater transparency and clarity across the entire spectrum of text-based, oral and digital (online) communication efforts.”

 OR…

 “We'll sharpen up your writing.”


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"'Say What?' Writing Words to be Spoken"

How do you write it when you -- or someone else -- is going to be saying it out loud?

Here's a link to some of my latest writing-for-speaking tips, on the WriteNow Coach blog: 

http://www.writenowcoach.com/blog/?p=1649


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"THE VOICE BOX"

Looking for alternative approaches? Consider a few of these.


Outraged

Dialogue

Schoolchild

Staccato

Bureaucratese

Stand-Up Comic

Nothing But Questions

One Clause per Sentence

One Endless Sentence

Blog

Tweet

Cliches, Head to Toe

Commencement Address

Inside Someone's Head

Sarcastic

“My Weekly Reader”

Open Letter

Sportscast

Set a Scene

Like, Totally!

The Bible

Western

Recipe

Dear Diary

Sermon

Police Report

Miss Manners

Greeting Card

Mail-Order Catalog

“Tell Me About It"/Dear Abby

Fairy Tale

How-To

Interoffice Memo

Adjectives Everywhere!

Vampire Novel

Flowery

All in the Present Tense

Letter to Mom

The Weather Channel

"Hints from Heloise”

 

Contact Rick Horowitz: 414.963.9333       rick@primeprose.com