Are you an aspiring wordsmith? Or do you need a few hints on how to write more precise emails or that killer application letter? If so, Ivory Research can help. The academic writing service outlined 15 tips from successful authors and how to apply them to your own life.
They include advice from modern greats of popular fiction, like storytelling master Stephen King. He urges all writers to remember the first lesson of any creative writing course – stick to the active voice. It must work! King has 350-million book sales to his name.
Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis believed that less was always more. “Don't use words too big for the subject,” said Lewis. “Don't say ‘infinitely' when you mean ‘very'; Otherwise, you'll have no words left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
And don't worry if you've got a long list of abandoned novels. Even the best in business know when it's time to move on. “There's a line between revision and working it to death,” said Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. “When you're fretting because it's not working, it needs to be scrapped.”
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