Hemingway’s tips for effective writing

Posted by Steve Kleber on Jun 24, 2010

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It’s easy to get carried away when writing. A lot of writers tend to  go on and on about a particular subject, when, in reality, most readers just want to get to the point.  This is okay in novels, where readers usually want lots of vivid details, but it is not okay in business. Marketing clients don’t have time to read lengthy articles. They just want to know what you’re trying to say, to figure out if they want to do business with you or not. Using big words and over-explaining is often counter-productive, and can cause clients to stop reading your articles all together.

Here are some tips from Ernest Hemingway on how to write more effectively:

1) Keep sentences short.

2) Write a short opening paragraph.

3) Use engaging words.

4) Be positive.

5) Keep only masterpieces.. eliminate anything that is not great.

To read examples of how these tips are used visit:


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