Top 8 Tips For Writing Dialogue

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. These tips will help you when you're writing dialogue. 1. Listen to How People Talk. Having a sense of natural speech patterns is essential to good dialogue. Start to pay attention to the expressions that people use and…

20 Quotes To Read Before You Start A Business

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite quotes to read before you start a business. 20 Quotes To Read Before You Start A Business Stop trying to find the formula that will instantly make…
The Right To Information In Plain Language

The Right To Information In Plain Language

The Consumer Protection Act in South Africa has changed business and industry. It has even made provisions for documents to be written in clear and understandable English. In terms of the Act, consumers have nine basic rights. 1. Right to equality in the consumer market…
George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

The acclaimed English writer George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the allegorical novella Animal Farm. Together, these books have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. George Orwell's 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing Six Questions "A…

10 Brilliant Quotes About Brands

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite quotes about brands. 10 Brilliant Quotes About Brands Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind. ~Walter Landor Customers must recognize that…

How To Lose An Election In Plain Language

In Scotland in 2007 the government changed hands because of unclear instructions on how to complete ballot papers. Experts predicted trouble but politicians pressed on regardless. Many voters misread the instructions on the ballot papers. Some voters completed the ballot papers as they had in…

What Is An Idiom?

Definition: An idiom is phrase which has a meaning that is commonly understood by speakers of the language, but whose meaning is often different from the normal meaning of the words. Examples: The Bee’s Knees The Cat’s Pyjamas Source for image: Alphabet Bags If you…
Why Plain Language Is Popular

Why Plain Language Is Popular

Plain language works. People prefer to understand what they’re reading. Communicating in language that is understandable shows respect to your reader. There is a misconception that plain language is the process of “dumbing down” language. This is not the case. The message is not less…
How To Write Terms And Conditions In Plain Language

How To Write Terms And Conditions In Plain Language

Do you understand the terms and conditions of your cell phone contract? The clarity in legal documents can be improved by: Using pronouns, for example: I, we, you. Removing ‘doublets’, for example: “rules and regulations” or “accepts and agrees”. Removing extra words. Using shorter sentences.…