How to improve our writing? – part 2

How to improve our writing? – part 2

Last time we were find out the first three rules of excellent writing. Today we’re gonna looking for more…

Fourth Rule: Use active voice if it’s possible.

The difference between average prose and excellent prose is the difference between the passive and the active voice. Be sure that active verbs drive your writing.

Instead of:

Thousands of dead bodies were laid on the battlefield in the historical thiller novel.

Write:  Dead bodies covered the ground.

How to improve our writing? – part 2

How to improve our writing?

Advice for beginners:

First  Rule: Never let the reality in the way of your story.

Writing is just a creative thing. If the reality prevents you from telling your story, like a tale, get rid of the facts and invent something that makes the story works.

Second Rule: Show something instead of telling it.

This is the most basic rule of writing. Do not tell me how someone feels. Show it to me!

Third Rule: Never use three words, when two is enough.

The golden rule: Less is more! More words you use to describe something, the weeker will be your story.

Reading a relevant sentence from the book ’Secret’

Reading a relevant sentence from the book ’Secret’

There is no better way to start my morning, than reading a relevant sentence from the book ’Secret’:

„The only reason why people do not have what they want is because they are thinking more about what they don’t want than what they do want. Listen to your thoughts, and listen to the words you are saying. The law of aattraction is absolute and there are no mistakes. An epidemic worse than any plague that humankind has ever seen has been raging for centuries. It is the “don’t want” epidemic. People keep this epidemic alive when they predominantly think, speak, act, and focus on what they “don’t want.” But this is the generation that will change history, because we are receiving the knowledge that can free us of this epidemic! It begins with you, and you can become a pioneer of this new thought movement by simply thinking and speaking about what you want.”  (The Secret, Rhonda Byrne)

So you should start thinking this way today and this is gonna be a great one for you.

More about ’The Secret’ HERE:

Can reading increase IQ?

Can reading increase IQ?

All of us know people with little “book knowledge” who are nonetheless sharp and insightful. “Fluid intelligence” is that ability to solve problems, understand things and detect meaningful patterns. Of course, you can read little or nothing at all and still be brilliant at “reading between the lines” of a conversation.

But in today’s world, fluid intelligence and reading generally go hand in hand.

In fact, the increased emphasis on critical reading and writing skills in schools may partly explain why students perform, on average, about 20 points higher on IQ tests than in the early 20th century.

The so-called Flynn effect is named after James Flynn. A New Zealand professor who has devoted much of his career to studying the worldwide phenomena of increasing IQ scores. But if reading can increase fluid intelligence, the converse is also true: increased fluid intelligence also improves reading comprehension, according to studies by Jason Chein of Temple University in Philadelphia.

He used “working memory” tasks that train people’s ability to juggle and continually update multiple items of attention – to keep track of a moving dot, for instance, and recognise when it lands on a spot it occupied two, three or more moves ago.

In papers published in scientific journals in 2010 and 2011, he showed that as both younger and older adults improved their performance on working-memory tasks, they were better able to comprehend reading materials.

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