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George Orwell’s Six Tips for Better Writing

theunionjournal.com – Monday May 25, 2020

It is often said that there are no rules for writing well. But it is not true. For example, it helps to have on hand the six rules George Orwell proposed. They were remembered by his son, Richard Blair, in an interview made by Bernardo Marín and published by EL PAÍS a few days ago.

1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other made phrase that you are used to seeing in writing.

2. Never use a long word if you can use a short one that means the same thing.

3. If it is possible to delete a word, always do it...

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