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What are the different types of writing style?

different types of writing style
Written by Sim K

Writing, like all things in life, comes in many different forms. How a person chooses to write can differ from dramatically depending on who is in charge of the pen. A good writer likes to show who they are in the form of their writing, creatively expressing their inner thoughts through the words on the page. There are four main types of writing styles, which are:

What are the different types of writing style?

  • Descriptive
  • Expository
  • Persuasive
  • Narrative

Writing Style – Descriptive:

This writing takes us on a journey of the sense. Writers weave their creativity through the words and describe in detail people, places, events and feelings. Writers must show not tell through this type of writing; grabbing their audiences and making they feel they are part of the action.

This writing takes us on a journey of the sense. Writers weave their creativity through the words and describe in detail people, places, events and feelings. Writers must show not tell through this type of writing; grabbing their audiences and making they feel they are part of the action.

Writing Style – Expository:

The main purpose of this type of writing is to inform. To be direct and clear; ensuring the reader understands the key ideas in the text.

Writing Style – Persuasive:

Here the writer must convince their readers. They must manipulate them into agreeing with their point of view. Techniques such as rhetoric, power of three, hyperbole and statistics can be threading through the argument to add weight.

Writing Style – Narrative:

This type of writing hold many similarities with descriptive and it must contain the latter, however a writer must ensure their is a story involved in this type of writing. They must have a beginning, a middle and and en- and a character at the center of it all. That’s not to say that a writer can’t play around with the traditional format BUT there must be a story to the tale they write. Again, good narrative writing makes the reader feel, you want your audience to either route for your character or despiste them. Find them hilarious or make their skin crawl. This can be doing from deciding the point of view your audience sees the narrative. Creating this tone is key to a great narrative.

Author: Sim K

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