Well, I haven't read all the details of these fifty writing tools just yet. But, I'm excited to see this resource from Roy Peter Clark over at Poynter.org. Some of my personal faves:
Writing Tool #2: Use Strong Verbs
Writing Tool #3: Beware of Adverbs
Writing Tool #6: Play with Words
Writing Tool #7: Dig for the Concrete and Specific
Writing Tool #8: Seek Original Images
Writing Tool #11 Back Off or Show Off
Writing Tool #19: Tune Your Voice
Writing Tool #23: Place Gold Coins Along the Path
Writing Tool #26: Fear Not the Long Sentence
Writing Tool #32: Let It Flow
Writing Tool #35: Use Punctuation
Of course, even if you don't fancy yourself a writer, you can just call it your 50 Blogging Tools instead (well, that is if you blog). I think most of the guidelines ('tools') still apply to bloggers.
Pointer from Dianne.
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