Top tips from 2018

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At the end of the year, it’s always nice to look back and reflect on what’s happened.

Write for Real People is only a few months old, but we’ve already covered a lot of different writing topics. Here’s a round-up of our top tips from 2018:

  • Finding the right words

Some of our first tips were about choosing words carefully to make your writing easy for your readers to follow:

Cut the jargon

Workshop: Cut the jargon

Repetition, repetition, repetition

Workshop: Repetition, repetition, repetition

  • A direct line

We shared ways to address the reader directly and take a more authoritative approach:

Like a boss

Workshop: Cut the jargon

Hey, you!

Workshop: Hey, you!

  • Point by point

We celebrated the merits of bullet points and discovered the most effective ways to use them:

Why you should be using bullet points

Workshop: Why you should be using bullet points

How to use bullet points

Workshop: How to use bullet points

  • Nice and concise

We practised using a range of tools to make our writing short and efficient:

Cut the waffle

Workshop: Cut the waffle

Cut it short

Workshop: Cut it short

  • Active voice vs passive voice

We took a trip into the world of grammar and learned that the active voice is usually (but not always) the most effective choice:

Using the active voice

Workshop: Using the active voice

Using the passive voice

Workshop: Using the passive voice

 

Ready for more?

Come back next Monday for the first post of 2019. It’s my all-time, number one favourite top tip. You won’t want to miss it…

Happy New Year!

 

What has been your highlight of 2018? Let me know in the comments below.

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