The Poynter Institute’s Roy Clark offers up 25 tips for writing short, on Facebook and elsewhere:
1. Keep a journal where you practice short writing.
2. Practice short writing on small surfaces: post-it notes, index cards, the palm of your hand.
3. A list of 25 is NOT an example of short writing: It’s long writing with 25 short parts -– which is cool.
4. The short bits make a long list more readable, in part because they generate white space, which pleases the eye.
5. Obey Strunk & White: “Omit needless words.”
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