How to write good

It’s Friday and the weekend is just around the corner, so time for a little fun and a slight deviation away from travel writing (well, from the travel bit, at least). I recently stumbled upon this guide on “How to write good” and am sharing it here in the hope that it will be appreciated by my fellow bloggers… enjoy! Typing 1. Avoid alliteration. Always. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. Avoid clichés like the plague. They’re old hat. 4. Comparisons are as bad as clichés. 5. Be more or less specific. 6. Writers should never generalise. Seven. Be consistent! 8. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous. 9. Who needs rhetorical questions? 10. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. It’s nice to read some advice that is set out in such a light hearted manner, makes a pleasant change.
    Unfortunately I couldn’t follow rule number 8 as I received a message saying my comment wasn’t long enough lol

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