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9 Things To Avoid When You Write A Report

9 Things To Avoid When You Write A Report

Writers Write creates resources for writers. In this post, we suggest nine things to avoid when you write a report. Why are reports written? Reports provide a written record of decisions taken and they are evidence that issues have been addressed. One of the main…
The Top 10 Skills Employers Want

The Top 10 Skills Employers Want

Have You Got The Skills That Employers Are Looking For? Communicating features in most of these requirements. Written communication and verbal communication are must-have skills. We need to educate people who communicate. We need to realise that big words do not make us sound intelligent. Complicated…
How To Deflate Those Inflated Phrases

How To Deflate Those Inflated Phrases

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use this list to help you deflate those inflated phrases and become a better writer.  We receive many emails every day. We are bombarded with adverts, proposals, requests and reports. Why do we respond to some and…
Transitional Words & Phrases - 3 Reasons To Use Them

Transitional Words & Phrases – 3 Reasons To Use Them

What are transitional words or phrases? Transitions are phrases or words that are used to connect one idea to the next. Why do we need transition words? They provide coherence to a story. They help writers bridge the gap between ideas. They provide a signal…
Why Punctuation Matters In Love And Legalese

Why Punctuation Matters In Love And Legalese

Good writing begins and (literally) ends with punctuation. How often do you come across badly punctuated emails, advertisements, and billboards? I stop taking the company seriously as soon as I see this. I question everything about them from that moment on. If they are not…
Why You Need Strong Verbs When You Write

Why You Need Strong Verbs When You Write

Writers Write creates writing resources for writers. This post tells you why you need strong verbs when you write, and gives you examples. Why You Need Strong Verbs When You Write Strong verbs improve your writing in three ways. They help you: Reduce adverbs: Choosing strong…
30 Famous Authors On Writing In Plain Language

30 Famous Authors On Writing In Plain Language

In this post from Writers Write, your top writing resource, we share a selection of our favourite author's quotes on writing in plain language. 13 October is International Plain Language Day! The best writers have always known that the reason we write is to communicate. If…
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