We are living in a world where it has never been easier for writers to get their work out there for people to see. The internet has given rise to an abundance of websites where writers from all different backgrounds and with all different abilities are able to share their work with the world, and that is both something positive and negative. The positive is of course the accessibility for writers to share their work and the negative is that it is harder than ever to get spotted for anyone wanting to make this their career.
Great writers like Roger Wolfson are able to switch styles, he has shown this with his work in TV, news media and even the legal industry. This ability to switch styles is what has made Roger and people of his ilk so valuable and these are the varying styles which you may need to have in your locker if you want to forge a career in this game.
Light hearted styles use a conversational tone, they use language which is easy to understand and short phrases similar to speech. If you start using length words and sentences then people have to buy into ti a great deal more and this is what prevents this kind of writing from being light hearted. Keep it simple, keep it fresh and keep it conversional to achieve this tone.
Serious tones are important too, especially if you are writing out research findings or some aspect of a story which requires straight up honesty and frankness. There should be no expectation of a joke or a glib remark when writing in this tone. Here you should be looking for lengthier sentences and themed vocabulary. All words should tell their own story within the story, and this is the mark of a very good serious writer. If you look at the likes of a book in the horror genre you will find much of this seriousness.
News reporters must convey serious and light hearted styles within the same breath at times and above all else it should be informative. This is a challenge which journalists are faced with every day, the ability to convey the news story but do so using the right style and the right vernacular, and it something which not many get right every time.
Another style which is usually used in a job rather than when creating something is the informative style, direct and lacking emotion, which purely focuses on information and nothing more. You’ll find this in research papers or medical journals and the key is not including any opinions, conjecture or thoughts and focusing instead on the facts. This is a relatively simple style to achieve, you simply have to remember that there are no personal feelings which must be involved in the sharing of information.
These are 4 main styles of writing and the more that you possess the more rounded a writer you will eventually become.