Writing tips and tricks
Rules I use as a part of my writing staple
twist clichés to your own purposes;
if you can’t twist clichés trash them;
don’t state the obvious;
insert the unexpected — surprise yourself!;
tell the truth; and
when it’s not possible to tell the truth make sure you’re
weaving a spectacular lie!
Following are some fun writing exercises to inspire
and guide you along the road to writing success.
Exercise number 1 — Twisted job application
challenges you to activate verbs and throw out passive, lazy sentences,
by avoiding the words ‘is’ and ‘are’.
Exercise number 2 — An even more twisted job application.
When you’ve written your job application, try doing the
exercise again, this time eliminating other forms of the verb
‘to be’. Ruling out phrases like ‘I am’
and ‘have been’, will make your life much harder,
but the result will be so much more imaginative!