140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form by Dom Sagolla

By Dom Sagolla

Utilize your messages on Twitter, fb, and different social networking sites
The creation of Twitter and different social networking websites, in addition to the recognition of textual content messaging, have made short-form conversation a regular truth. yet expressing your self in actual fact in brief bursts-particularly within the 140-character restrict of Twitter-takes targeted writing skill.

In 140 Characters, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla covers all of the fundamentals of significant short-form writing, together with the significance of speaking with simplicity, honesty, and humor. For dealers and enterprise vendors, social media is an more and more vital street for selling a business-this is the 1st writing consultant in particular devoted to speaking with the succinctness and readability that the net age demands.

* Covers uncomplicated grammar principles for short-form writing
* The an identical of Strunk and White's Elements of Style for today's social media-driven advertising and marketing messages
* is helping you strengthen your individual precise short-form writing style
140 Characters is a much-needed advisor to the type of verbal exchange which may make or holiday a name online.

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A carriage return instead of a space allows visual separation between a thought and the reference, or provides space for two expressions of the same thought. I survived writing a book and all I got was this lousy tweet. And a book. com/dom/status/3279151253 The best advice comes from old Strunk and White themselves. Omit needless words. html#13 Be short, blunt, vigorous, concise. Minimize adverbs and articles. Commas are a favor to the reader, not always necessary. Eliminate personal pronouns. A great tag works as the target of a search, and also declares its place within the message.

Consider that you are writing as much for yourself as you are for your audience. Practice one-sentence thoughts. What is the one word that describes this situation? What is a verb for the thing you are doing? For example: What is one word that represents being unique? My answer is leading. The famous apology attributed to Mark Twain is actually a paraphrase of Pascal. I apologize for writing you a long letter, but I didn’t have time to write you a short one. The stark power of expression in the short form is matched equally between what is said and what is not said.

No one else here did. com/jack/status/15884 Twichter scale; fraction of Bay Area residents who tweet they felt an earthquake. Ambiguity can be your friend, as it may appeal to a broader audience. In the end, though, clarity and certainty are the trademarks of terse communications. Above all, your message must describe something: a thought, an idea, a moment, a subject. Always think before you act, but realize that thinking is also an act. Your message can simply contain a thought, but frame it with the act of thinking, like @Jack.

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