The 7 hallmarks of exquisite writing

November 20, 2017 | Writing

Dr. Dawn Field is a book lover interested in what makes great writing. After a 20 year career as a research scientist, her first book, Biocode, was published by Oxford University Press. Now a columnist of The Double Helix, Field is looking to collaborate with a range of fiction writers as a writing coach, editor and consultant on the publishing process. She is off to a great start with this blog post that outlines the seven attributes of exquisite writing.

After reading her post, think in terms of applying the principles to your own writing, and keep in mind that these seven attributes — though focused on fiction writing — are just as applicable to other forms of writing, including business writing. These are your goals: use exceptional words, develop beautiful and clear phrasing, make more out of less, craft intense verbal images, make the ordinary extraordinary, establish an authentic voice, and convey a universal message.

What does all that mean? Click here to read Dawn Field’s blog post.

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