December 07, 2006

Orwell's Rules

Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
Never use a long word where a short one will do.
If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
Never use the passive where you can use the active.
Never use a foreign phrase, scientific word, or jargon if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.


At December 08, 2006 12:03 AM , Blogger Papa Twister said...

Writing is a constant battle between your analtyical and creative sides. Rules need to made, and rules need to be broken.


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