Know how to put the magic in words?

Style Baby! All Style.

Magic is not in the content but in the style of the words.

How a story or speech is presented determines how the audience perceives the style.

So, just how do we add style and swag to the story?

Try these…

  1. Adverbs. (less is better.)
  2. Put the rhyme in order. (put the word you had to force to rhyme in the first line, and the good rhyme in second.)
  3. Long sentences are not good. (pepper short sentences among the few long.)
  4. Spellchecker is your friend. (use them.)
  5. Consistency is paramount.
  6. Tongue tangled sentence, (rephrase.)
  7. Be brave. (forgo the highlights and exclamations.)
  8. Do not fear short paragraphs.

Bonus #9: Sometimes you need to break a rule. If you love it, write and rules be damned.

For a more detailed explanation of the 8 rules, read 8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing Style from the Oxford-Royale Academy 

What do you think? Is style as important as the story?

Will people enjoy reading a story with a little more swagger and style?

 

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