Do not blame social media for bad writing.
In fact, social media can make people better writers. There are several ways that social media can have a positive effect on writing.
It is difficult to write an effective sentence with less than 140 characters.
Less is often better. Write less, say more.
Journalists do it all time. Every news story begins with a lead, the most important part of the story.
A good lead needs to catch the reader’s interest and make them want to read the rest of the story.
Brevity is a good thing. It helps you get your point across quickly.
Here are some tips for writing a good lead (or a good tweet):
- Remember the Five W’s and H – who, what when, where, why and how.
- It is important to be specific and brief.
- Use active sentences and avoid flowery language.