V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginning Writers

I never really thought about this, I do tend to use a lot of long words when writing too. I should probably follow this more. I think what it is, big words seem more appealing to me. Small words seem too simple and unprofessional. The question I ask myself, in all these books that I read-is it only big words? No.

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Make no mistake—no matter what you think about V.S. Naipaul as a person, the man is an incredible writer.

With that, his advice on writing goes a long way. Here are his 7 tips for beginning writers (via Boing Boing), but I believe these rules are applicable for writers of any experience level.

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