Becoming a Writer

I just read an article on how to become a better writer. In my world, that means how do you become a better bloggers. Let's check out the advice of the legendary authors.

Choose short words over long. Use the active voice over passive. Break the rules when necessary. Shorter is better.

Write out what you have to say. Know it can take forever to learn to write well. Your characters should want something. And bad things should happen to then.

Give a lot of info. But cut out as much as possible, especially with descriptions. There should be no prologue. Dialog should just use "said". Avoid exclamation points.

If the reader is going to skip something you write, leave it out. Rewrite only for editorial purposes. Get to the point. Read a lot. Then write a lot. Got it?