A beginner’s guide to bad writing

There are millions of tips for good writing online – but what if you want to be the next Dan Brown?

You need bad writing tips – and this website is here to help – replete with sample passages.

Here are my favourite tips – click the link for the posts (including samples)…

  1. Replace concrete nouns with abstract ones
  2. Always use a thesaurus
  3. Describe every character in minute detail, taking no account of narrative pacing
  4. Use as many adjectives as you can
  5. Create subplots which bear no relation to the main story

If you invert the tips you also get a pretty good guide to good writing.

The author

Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

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