It’s never too late to pick up some new writing tips. It’s never too late to learn from an old master either. Here are six simple writing tips from George Orwell. Keep these in mind as you write and you’ll not go far wrong.
Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print
Never use a long word where a short one will do
If it is possible to cut a word out, cut it out
Never use the passive voice where you can use the active
Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent
Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous (coarse or unrefined use of language)
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