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Jan 5, 2016
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A Seriously Good Writing Tip from Han Solo

One of the things I've enjoyed most about The Force Awakens (and there's a lot of things) is seeing Harrison Ford on the press trail, not suffering Fanboy interviewers gladly. In one recent interview, where the question-asking guy clearly has no idea Ford is uncomfortable with the kind of nerdy hero worship he's inspired, the former carpenter drops some advice (at around 1:20) that any writer can benefit from:

 

"George, you can type this shit, but you cannot say it. Move your mouth while you're typing and see if you can say it.




Move your mouth while you're typing and see if you can say it. When I was in school mouthing what you was reading or writing was frowned upon, but now I'm older I do it all the time when I'm writing - whatever I'm writing. If it's hard to say, it's hard to read, and it won't sound good out loud or in someone's head.

Whether it's website content or a film script it's amazing how speaking something, rather than reading it, can make places where it doesn't flow stand out. And more often than not some glaring typos too.

 

Source: Bleeding Cool



Mark is a freelancer who specialises in creative copywriting and content creation. Starting out as a freelance blogger he's experienced at putting his copywriting skills to work on a variety of subjects and can easily turn his hand to different styles. In his years as a freelance writer he's always brought a creative edge to everything he's written. 

In addition to being a freelance copywriter and a hard-working wordsmith Mark has also forged other forms of content for the web and print working as a photographer, video editor and a general content creator on a freelance basis. 

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Based in Devon Mark lives within questing distance of the UK's Middle Earth aka Dartmoor. He likes his detectives hard-boiled, his eggs runny, and his time travel non-paradoxical.

These are the freelance content creation services available from Mark:

  • Freelance copywriting
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  • Freelance writing
  • Freelance photography
  • Freelance video editing

If you need a freelance writer, photographer, or video editor get in touch with Mark to find out how he can help:

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