Saturday, March 1, 2008

An approach of style

An approach of style:

There is no satisfactory explanation of style, no infallible guide to good writing, no assurance that a person who thinks clearly will be able to write clearly, and no key that unlocks the door, no inflexible rule by which writers may shape their course, so we can, style is an increment in writing.

(1)Place yourself in the background: the writers want to draw their own picture by their writing. If the writing is solid and good then the mood and temper of the writer will eventually be revealed and not at the expense of the work. And don’t begin by affecting, and then naturally the writer can find in the background.

(2) Write in a way that comes naturally: the words are the heart of the writing. So, what is coming to your heart naturally, try to write that. Do not try imitation because the use of language begins with imitation. When you write in a way that comes naturally, you will echo the halloos that bear repeating.

(3) Write from a suitable design: you cannot write with a blueprint always in front of you. So, before beginning to compose something, gauge the nature and extent of the enterprise and work from a suitable design. But, sometimes, of course impulse and emotion are more compelling than design.

(4) Write with nouns and verb: write with noun and verb. Not with adjectives and adverbs because adjective has not been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of tight place. So, using noun and verb that give good writing it’s together and color.

(5) Revise and rewrite: revising is part of writing. If you revise you write then you can select material on your screen and move it to a more appropriate spot or, if you cannot find the right spot, you can move the material to the end of manuscript until you decide whether to delete it. And do not be afraid to experiment with what you have written because it’s not a sign of weakness.

(6) Do not overwrite: overwrite in your writing makes it poor. So, it is always a good idea to reread your writing later and ruthlessly delete the express.

(7) Do not overstate: overstatement is one of the common faults. A single overstatement, wherever or however it occurs, diminishes the whole and a single carefree superlative that the power to destroy for readers, the object of your enthusiasm.

(8) Avoid the use of qualifiers: again here said, always try to use noun and verb, not adjective. So, we should all be very watchful of this rule, for it is a rather important one.

(9) Do not affect a breezy manner: the breezy style is often the work of an egocentric. But in journalistic arena the news and presented have to be straightforward manner. What the first writer tried to accomplish by cutting rhetorical capers and by breeziness, the second writer managed to achieve by good reporting by keeping a tight rein on his material and by staying out of the act.

(10) Use orthodox spelling: in ordinary composition, use orthodox spelling. Because, using orthodox spelling is good for reader, for this they can take the write easily and the writing will successful for the author.

(11) Do not explain too much: explain too much is the art of bad writing. Because explain too much break the reader’s attention and for this writing will be worthless.

(12) Do not construct awkward adverbs: adverbs are easy to build. We have to use the useful word. Do not write tangledly, the word itself is a tangle. So, tangle is more useful word and naturally it used everybody.

(13) Make sure the reader knows who is speaking: in long dialogue passages containing no attributives, the reader may become lost and be compelled to go back and reread in order to puzzle the thing out. To say nothing of it damage to the work. Place them where the break would come naturally in speech.

(14) Avoid fancy words: avoid the elaborate, the pretentious, the coy and the cute. Using fancy word in a sentence makes the word ambiguous for the reader for sometimes.

(15) Do not use dialect unless your ear is good: if you use dialect, be consistent. The reader will become impatient or confused upon finding two or more versions of the same word or expression.

(16) Be clear: clarity is not the prize in writing, nor is it always the principal mark of good style. If the sentence needs to be broken apart and replaced by two or more shorter sentences to be clear for reader, then do it. Make sure that you are clear to the reader.

(17) Do not inject opinion: opinions scattered indiscriminately about leave the mark. Declining the invitation, does not necessarily have to cover the full range of your emotions. Try to keep things straight.

(18) Use figures of speech sparingly: readers need time to catch their breath they cannot be comparing everything with else and no relief in sight when you use metaphor, do not mix it up.

(19) Do not take shortcuts at the cost of clarity: the longest why round is usually the shortest way home, and the one truly reliable shortcut in writing is to choose words that are strong and surefooted to carry readers on their way.

(20) Avoid foreign languages: the writer will occasionally find it convenient or necessary to borrow from other languages. Although, it has not feel comfort, for the reader. It is a bad habit also.

(21) Prefer the standard to the offbeat: style takes it final shape more from attitudes of mind than from principles of composition, for, as an elderly practitioner once remarked.

Writing is, for most, laborious and slow. The mind travels faster than pen; consequently, writing becomes a question of learning to make occasional wing shots, bringing down the bird of thought as it flashes by.

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