From the Archives: 7 Nuggets of Writing Wisdom

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Photo by Flickr user Kim. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The Weekly Writing Tips are a collection of best practices for writing and reporting at Global Voices. November's throwback tips are brought to you by news editor Lauren Finch

After more than two years of Weekly Writing Tips at Global Voices, it's high time to dig through the archives and take a look at some of the tips we've shared during that time.

So let's dive right into the nostalgia with the following seven quotes that offer sage advice on writing and reporting. Enjoy!

“Story ideas are everywhere if you train your brain to see them.” -Bret Schulte

“Read, read, read. Read everything.” -William Faulkner

“Fast is good, but right is better.” -New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan

“If it’s important at all, it deserves to be expressed clearly and plainly, so that anyone can understand it.” -Be Heard. Speak Plainly. by Dustin Wax

“Never assume that what’s clear to you is clear to your readers.” -Kerry Redshaw

“Words can amuse. They can delight. Words can also manipulate, waffle and lie. Words can persuade, and words can mislead. Words can distract, and words can inspire.” -Russell Chandler

“Dull language turns off readers like a piece of uncooked fish sitting too long in the ‘fridge.” -Diane Dolinsky-Pickar


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