Top Writing Tips To Adapt To Twitter Cuts


Yesterday Twitter introduced a small change that will have big implications for community managers across the globe. From now on any tweet sent with a URL will be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links.

We all know that community managers pride themselves on having ace editing skills and rightly so. But we can all occasionally do with help, so we thought we would compile a few editing tips from a selection of our favourite writers.

5 Top Writing Tips:

George Orwell- Never use a long word where a short one will do.

Kurt Vonnegut – Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.

Edgar Allen Poe- A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.

Scott F Fitzgerald-  Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke.

J D Sallinger- I write because I want to, and the way I want to and because I like it.

We hope these tips help your writing and please feel free to share your favourite writing tips with us at @SocialChicUK