Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Write like you talk

Hey, you lot: if you want fame, fortune, riches and people beating a path to your blog-haven, then don't write as if you've got a stick up your arse, write like you talk. Good advice, just as long as you don't, like, talk like a twelve-year-old. Kathy Sierra has studies on this and everything. [Hat tip, Stephen Hicks]

Linked article: Conversational writing kicks formal writing's ass

3 Comments:

Blogger Eric Olthwaite said...

The same goes for music. The best songwriters, and by this I mean Nick Cave, write their lyrics as a narrative or dialogue or speech.

10/25/2005 11:31:00 am  
Blogger Alan Howard said...

Thanks for the link, there's some good information there.

10/25/2005 01:37:00 pm  
Blogger peterquixote said...

agreed, we never try to use fancy words to impress peoples, or spanish or thing like that you how peoples they blab on in france as thopugh l;ik we donts understand a word they say,

10/26/2005 01:22:00 pm  

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