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Here are some ideas for content that could be included as part of the Writing Tips feature.

Lisa: If we're going to link out to other sites we'll need to consider the issue of link verification. Is there a way for the game to check that a link doesn't return an error code before using a tip from that source?

Lisa: We could make the tips self contained within the system with a "source" link at the bottom. This will look tidier and more appealing, will still allow us to attribute credit, deals with problem that not every tip has it's own unique URI, and broken links will be less intrusive.


Title: Respect your audience
URL: http://www.writersblock.ca/tips/monthtip/tipjan98.htm
Redux: Provide evidence that allows the reader to draw his/her own conclusion. Avoid making value judgements. Don't use the superior "we" e.g. We can now see that, We recommend.
Type: Journalism, Fiction

Title: Eliminate unnecessary words
URL: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/art-of-writing/
Redux: Cut words like very, really, actually, and extremely. They do not make your writing more forceful, they only get in the way.
Type: All types

Title: Write with passion
URL: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/art-of-writing/
Redux: If you're not excited about your work, no one else will be.
Type: All types

Title: Paint a picture
URL:http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/art-of-writing/
Redux: When you wan tot capture attention use similes, metaphors, and vivid imagery to create an emotional response.
Type: All types

Title: Less is more.
URL: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/art-of-writing/
Redux: The objective is not to fill as many pages as possible. it's more difficult (and more effective) to be concise.
Type: All types

Title: Just start.
URL: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/art-of-writing/
Redux: Beginning is the hardest part. Don't agonize, just start writing. There will time to revise and polish.
Type: All types

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