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The four forms of writing (writing styles)

There are four forms: narrative, exposition, persuasive and descriptive. Which one you choose determines how your piece is written.

  • provide proof of something →expository form
  • want to persuade somebody →persuasive form
  • or trying to tell a great story →descriptive form


Used to share information in the context of a story.


Used to present facts to the reader in a non-opinionated context.


Used to attempt to convince the reader that what is written is true.


Used to create imagery in the mind of the reader.




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Ryan Velasco

I love gaming especially old-school jRPGs, I love them to this day. Now I’ve come to love automating everything and placing things into databases. Super fun.