George Orwell’s 6 Rules of Writing (and Blogging) #taolife


George Orwell's 6 Rules of Writing (and Blogging)   #taolife

George Orwell’s 6 Rules of Writing (and Blogging)

Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell, was an English novelsit and journalist who authored Nineteen Eighty- Four and Animal Farm, which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author.

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

 George Orwell

George Orwell’s 6 Rules of Writing (and Blogging)

1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.

2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.

3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.

4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.

5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.

6. Break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous.

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

George Orwell

 

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