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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (April 23, 2006)
 


Variety: The Spice of the Writer's Life

 

 

 

Varied writing is writing that is most effective. Some ways you can achieve variety: use simple, compound, and compound-complex sentences; use colons, dashes, and semicolons where appropriate; use synonyms for key words to avoid unnecessary repetitions; and, most importantly, read everything you write out loud to check its sound and rhythm.

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