A group of writers in Chichester coming together once a month for inspiration, collaboration and sensation

George Orwell’s Rules for Writers

1) If it’s possible to cut out a word, cut it out

2) Never use a long word where a short one will do

3) Never use a passive where you can use an ACTIVE

4) Avoid foreign and technical words

5) Never use a metaphor that you’ve seen in PRINT

6) Break any of these rules to avoid doing something outlandish


About Helen J Beal

I love writing, reading, sailing, water, beaches, knitting sometimes, cakes, cashmere, silk and prosecco always and the odd pork pie. Give me fresh air and a good night's sleep and I can win the world.

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This entry was posted on August 12, 2012 by in Writing Tips and tagged .
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