Writing Style Part-1

A style is a matter of right and wrong but what is suitable for a specific setting and audience. A writer’s style sets his or writing apart and makes it unique. A style is a manner in which writing is dressed up or down to fit the particular context,  purpose or audience.

Word choice, sentence fluency, and the writer’s voice — all contribute to the style of a piece of writing. How a writer selects words and structures sentences to accomplish a specific effect is also an element of style. When Thomas Paine wrote “These are the times that try men’s souls,” he arranged his words to convey a sense of urgency and desperation.”

A style is generally considered the province of literary writers.

Elements of Style:

There are different elements of style for instance choice of words,  fluency of sentences and voice.

Types of Style:

Four different types of style that are commonly used in writing are expository, descriptive, persuasive and narrative.Expository writing’s main purpose is to explain. It is a subject-oriented writing style, in which authors focus on telling you about a given topic or subject without voicing their personal opinions.This is one of the most common kinds  of writing. You always see it in textbooks and how-to articles. The author just tells you about a given subject, such as how to do something. Examples of expository writing are:

  • Writing for textbooks.
  • Recipe Writing.
  • News stories.
  • Writing related to technical, business and scientific writing.

For more information visit the next upcoming blog Part-2 coming up soon.


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