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.…
Interview With Elizabeth Noble

The Writers Write Interview – Elizabeth Noble

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we share our interview with Elizabeth Noble. The Writers Write Interview With Elizabeth Noble The Author? Elizabeth Noble Her birthday? 22 December 1968 The Venue? Nonna Mia's, Birnam, Johannesburg The Date? 14 May 2012 The Book?…
8 Factors That Influence Plain Language

8 Factors That Influence Plain Language

The National Credit Act, Companies Act and Consumer Protection Act have some guidelines for Plain Language. These will determine if your document is in plain language. They are: The content of the document. What does the document say? The level of comprehension of the document. What…
3 Ways To Write In Plain Language

3 Ways To Write In Plain Language

Keep it short and simple A document does not have more value because it is longer. Repeating information does not make it more important. Using jargon does not make the message more significant. Consumers do not want lengthy documents. Rather keep the message short and simple. A…

Can Traditional Publishers Survive The Internet?

If publishers want to survive they are going to have to become branding agencies. The Internet has taken out the middle man - them. The day the music died They can take a lesson from the music industry. It's not rocket science. Recording artists took out…