Writing tips: short words are better

writing tipsMy favourite George Orwell tip is ‘Never use a long word when a short one will do’.

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  1. I love this! I remember my English teacher telling our class when I was about 14, and although I’m not a writer I return to it again and again – great advice.

    • sandradan1

      Yes, it appeals to my journalism training too. And, of course, George Orwell was Eric Blair. The journalist. 🙂