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By Dom Sagolla

Utilize your messages on Twitter, fb, and different social networking sites
The introduction of Twitter and different social networking websites, in addition to the recognition of textual content messaging, have made short-form verbal exchange a regular fact. yet expressing your self sincerely briefly bursts-particularly within the 140-character restrict of Twitter-takes distinct writing skill.

In 140 Characters, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla covers the entire fundamentals of serious short-form writing, together with the significance of speaking with simplicity, honesty, and humor. For sellers and enterprise proprietors, social media is an more and more vital road for selling a business-this is the 1st writing consultant particularly devoted to speaking with the succinctness and readability that the net age demands.

* Covers simple grammar principles for short-form writing
* The an identical of Strunk and White's Elements of Style for today's social media-driven advertising messages
* is helping you advance your personal specific short-form writing style
140 Characters is a much-needed consultant to the type of verbal exchange which can make or holiday a name online.

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You’ll need to check your facts, provide a truly unique perspective, and most of all lead with action. Do this with fairness, accuracy, and freedom from bias, and you will always have a job. ” but when, where, how, and why you are doing it. Support with specifics. Be as precise as you can; the medium allows for it—the medium even demands it. Your advantage is unique or privileged information, facts not previously known. You can observe a lot just by watching. —Yogi Berra Describe 11 It’s permissible to leave questions unanswered in a message this small.

RevisionFairy We think “tweetosphere” is a perfectly cromulent word, but “twittersphere” seems more common. com/wordnik/status/2412836322 RT @biorhythmist: “festooned” is a great word that is underused. festooned festooned festooned That's probably enough. com/wordnik/status/2483176892 You can’t change the facts, but you can create an interesting angle. Play with presentation, not physics. Play with Perspective Think of every tweet as an epitaph. How does your personality shine through? Start at a far point and travel inexorably toward the conclusion.

You are inventing. You are being original; you are being real. What is the detail that no one else would notice? What is the one word that makes your situation unique? Define it. Define the moment. ” Don’t just tell us your story; show it to us. Observe. Choose an object and give it the full treatment. Have an opinion about it. Make this part of your process, but don’t let it end there. Pure description in 140 characters or less is a technique on its own. Long, low waves. Sunny water. Guy on a paddleboard.

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