The Creative Penn posted an interesting piece about three rules for writing well.  You can read the article in its entirety here, or check out our summary below.

The article kicks off with a quote from W. Somerset Maugham: “There are three rules for writing well. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.” 

Author Joanna Penn says to hell with Maugham and offers these 3 rules for writing well:

1. Be A Reader – As writers, we all share a passion for the written word. Learn from other writers.

2. Listen To Your Inner Voice And Take Dictation – Listen first and write down what you hear.

3. Read Your Written Work Out Loud – To properly edit and rewrite, it’s important hear your own words spoken out loud.

Do you follow all three of these rules? What other tips do you have for improving your writing? Let us know in the comments below.

-Molly King

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