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Anyone Can Master the Art of Writing Well

TalkShop art of writing tipsWriting is not just for writers. In school, one has to tackle essay type exams, write a thesis, come up with analyses. At work, one has to prepare progress reports, compose business correspondence, craft presentations, and formulate business programs.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “Companies set a premium on the ability to write well, especially in this Age of Information when content is valued. One does not have to be a gifted writer to be able to carry this out. It starts with grammar skills and the intent to constantly communicate fluently.“ She shares the following tips:

1. Keep reading. Study the form and substance of your reading materials and pick up writing styles from your favorite authors.

2. Keep it simple. The shorter the better, the simpler the better.

3. Think of your audience when you write your piece.

4. Don’t abbreviate even as you text. Resorting to shortcuts in spelling can negatively affect your spelling skills and writing style.

5. Reveal not tell. This will make your story visual.

6. Keep up with the times. Words are dynamic. “Web,” “gay” “mouse,” “Windows,” “cloud,” Apple, ” “Blackberry,” “cell,” have different meanings today.

7. Use the active voice. This makes your purposive and powerful.

8. Use verbs instead of adjectives and adverbs to paint a vivid picture.

9. Be conversational. Draw the reader in.

10. Take a break when faced with writer’s block. Don’t force it.

Everyone can master the art of writing well through habits and activities that focus on good communication and people connection. TalkShop, the leading ISO- certified training provider is the pioneer of Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) and the trusted name in Communication Excellence training.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 94 5588 | “CREATIVE WRITING, TECHNICAL WRITING, and CRITICAL WRITING”

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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