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Since you are more interested in nonfiction, The traditional story advice is less useful. Instead you have a dual challenge of writing what you know and not knowing everything. In most cases you will have to do research to get enough facts for what you want to write, Which if you enjoy research makes things easier. If you don't like research you might ...


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Before it gets put on hold for not being specific enough, I just wanted to throw a few words of encouragement. What I would recommend is that you first find a genre that entices you. Might be Mystery or Drama. Science Fiction or Fiction Fantasy? If you love reading about it, you'll probably enjoy writing about it, too. Next I'd search for really popular ...


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What a great question! Your instincts are good. "Excessively ornamented and often times convoluted" writing may earn you high marks in a class, or even in academia. But in the real world setting, simple and direct gets the job done. I have 3 pieces of advice that I've learned from others (or learned the hard way) over the years: Vocabulary, vocabulary, ...


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You will probably come to find that different writing styles suit different purposes. This is taught in most writing classes, usually with discussion of "audience" or "target" or "purpose". So you've already found one style (formal academic writing) that works for one audience and purpose. That doesn't mean it's the only way you can write. Your post here ...


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Honestly, you must enjoy these high grades, even if you don't like that much. Why? High grades in school? Awesome; Not always you will like your writing, specially in school when you are forced to write certain themes. What to do to attain a more concise and unaffected writing style? If you really like to write, do it in your free time and write ...


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For class, write whatever gives you a good grade. Otherwise, write for yourself. You already know what gives you that feeling of repulsion. Trust that feeling. Write for yourself.


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Excessive concission always seems affected. Feel free to increase the words to idea ratio. Ignore the unimportant ideas as a way to cut verbosity. If you want your words to have a greater impact, say less and only say what matters. My greatest asset in limiting my vocabulary choice is to remember which words my little sister uses. If you are an only child ...



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