How to write like a pro

Here’s how to write a list like a professional writer. In this case, the writer is the editor in chief of Yahoo! Makers, so she knows what she’s doing:

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The trick is to make a list Use random capitalization Don’t worry about separating items Just keep typing Hope nobody notices

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Where did you get that idea?

Where did the writer for Yahoo! Celebrity get the idea that this is correct? And where was the editor who would have known to change wears to wares?

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Sneak peek

If this is a sneak peek of the quality of writing we can expect from Yahoo! Decor, I think it will be a rich source of fodder for Terribly Write:

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Can you figure out what “chatskis” are?I think it’s the phonetic spelling of tchotchkes by someone who doesn’t know how to pronounce tchotchkes. That’s the worst misspelling I’ve ever seen.

Who wrote that?

Who lives inside this massive mound in Australia? Is it someone we should know? Malcolm Turnbull? Geoffrey Rush? Cate Blanchett? What person is yahoo.com referring to?

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You’d have to read the article to learn that despite the fact the writer used the pronoun who, that mound isn’t home to a human being. It’s home to termites. That’s what lives inside.

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