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  1. "For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is less important than emotional sincerity."
    - George Orwell.

    George Orwell (Pen name. Actual name: Eric Arthur Blair) definitely qualifies as one of the finest writer of 21st century. If you've read 'Animal Farm' or '1984' you might be aware of the genius. Any writer will ask following questions before writing anything.
    1. What am I trying to say?
    2. What words will express it?
    3. What image or idiom will make it clearer?
    4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?

    And he will probably ask himself two more:
    1. Could I put it more shortly?
    2. Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?
    One can often be in doubt about the effect of a word or a phrase, and one needs rules that one can rely on when instinct fails. Following rules will cover most cases:
    1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
    2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
    3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
    4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
    5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
    6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
    For more details follow this link>>
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  2. 13 Comments:

    1. Although I appreciated what George was saying don't you think it is a bot simplistic?

    2. Sam said...

      Enlightening!! :)

    3. Well, that was a nice post Sunil!
      I didnt know about that! :)
      thanx for sharin

      -I

    4. priya said...

      That was a cool post Sunil. Good to know things!!

    5. krystyna said...

      Thank you Sunil, good to know about these rules. And thanks for link.

    6. S.Ghosh said...

      thanks for sharing this useful guidelines.......

    7. gunj said...

      cool tips...id like to use em smetime nw!

    8. Informative :)
      Thanks

      Cheers

    9. freesherry said...

      hey!
      I am sherry and I have started a picture deication thread an my blog

      impressionist has dedicated a picture and a message to you at
      http://sherryrowl.blogspot.com/2008/03/say-it-with-pictures.html

      he is waiting for your reply
      take care

    10. c e e d y said...

      Hey thanks for sharing - but I think that was his style and each of us can have ours....thus the richness in literature

    11. Where is the next post???

    12. krystyna said...

      Peace, Love and Harmony!

      Hope you have a good time, Sunil!

    13. Meenu said...

      Really good one .. yes effective tips for writing ! :)I loved the quote there :)

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