Four Main Types of Writing…Which One Do You Use?

What is your writing style?

I recently read an article on the four main types of writing which made me stop and thing…am I writing in the best style? Here’s a summary of the writing styles and some examples:

Expository Writing – Used to explain things. Examples: Essays, computer how-to books, textbooks.

Descriptive Writing – Used to describe things, focusing on a character, place or event. Example: Travel article, biography.

Persuasive Writing – Used to convince and may contain opinions and reasoning. Example: News articles, political writing.

Narrative Writing – Used to tell a story through use of characters. Example: short stories, children’s book, novels.

Which writing do you use? I tend to use expository writing for my computer how-to books. I think a lot of us use multiple types of writing depending on our topic or genre.

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