Writers’ Wisdom: 7th of 7 Writing Rules by V.S. Naipaul

Rule 7. Every day, for six months at least, practice writing in this way. Small words; clear, concrete sentences. It may be awkward, but it’s training you in the use of language. It may even be getting rid of the bad language habits you picked up at the university. You may go beyond these rules after you have thoroughly understood and mastered them. ~ V. S. Naipaul

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Writers’ Wisdom: 3rd of 7 Writing Rules by V.S. Naipaul

Rule 3. Do not use big words. If your computer tells you that your average word is more than five letters long, there is something wrong. The use of small words compels you to think about what you are writing. Even difficult ideas can be broken down into small words.

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