All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘writing’

Writing Prompt: Description Without Adjectives or Adverbs


A good way to learn how to write strong description with a focus on nouns and verbs is to eliminate all adjectives and adverbs — at least on the first draft.

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Something All Good Writers Understand: Showing and Telling


Good writers understand that when it comes to writing, showing is almost always better than telling.

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3 Rules for Crafting Great Writing Assignments


Writing assignments that don’t bore or frustrate students are difficult to create. Here are three guidelines to follow when crafting assignments for young writers.

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Orwell’s Five Rules for Writing


George Orwell’s five rules of writing, from his 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language,” overstates and oversimplifies, but still provides valuable principles for clear writing.

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