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Chapter 3. Pack the Essentials > Simply Irresistible: Style - Pg. 31

Pack the Essentials 31 Word Watch Style is a writer's unique way of combining words to express ideas. Churchill had style. So did Ernest Hemingway and Aldous Huxley. Even Dr. Seuss had style. And now you can, too. A writer's style is his or her distinctive way of writing. All good writing has style. The specific style you select depends on these two main considerations: 1. 2. Audience Purpose Style is made up of elements such as word choice, sentence length and structure, punctuation, figures of speech, and tone. Writers often change their style for different kinds of writing and to suit different audiences. A business style is formal, authoritative, and knowledgeable; an informal style is often light, relaxed, and humorous.