Fun on Twitter
In my never-ending attempt to get with the social-media program, I have been regularly posting writing tips on Twitter, with the (logical) hashtag #YagodaTip.
To give you a taste of how much you can cram into 129 characters (I have to leave room for the hashtag) here are a couple of examples:
- "A lot of good writers use the semicolon well; a lot of bad writers abuse it. There's one very common semicolon error; this one."
- "Do good writers use rhetorical questions? Yes--but they make sure to answer them (or explain why they can't) in the next sentence."
- "A seemingly obvious but often overlooked remedy for word repetition is the use of ... wait for it... pronouns."
If this kind of thing is your cup of tea, follow me: there's plenty more where that came from.