Writing Style

“. . . a prose style is like a haircut; we can ignore our hair or cut it off completely, but we can’t choose not to have a hairstyle at all.” – Peter Richardson

“Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words”. – Virginia Woolf:

We have talked a great deal about writing style this year and we need to continue to focus on it. Many of you know that you need to be improving your skill as a writer. For so many this means improving your skills with editing.

Take heed of these words from poet Ezra Pound  (he’s the guy in the photo) –

‘Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear”.

Year 12 students will need this advice when they start on their film reviews next term!


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