Thursday, May 14, 2009

Techwriting by Ernest Hemingway

As Brian Clark wrote in his post Ernest Hemingway's Top 5 Tips to Writing Well, Hemingway followed very simple yet efficient writing rules in his prose:

  1. Use short sentences.
  2. Use short first paragraphs.
  3. Use vigorous English.
  4. Be positive, not negative.
  5. Dispose bad writing samples.
Surprisingly, this is what technical writers are often advised to consider.

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