The worst thing you ever wrote is better than the best thing you didn’t write.
On our introductory post yesterday we looked at seven tips from the 10,000-foot view that could help us write better . We’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of each of those tips in future posts.
Before we dive deeper I’d like to share a few personal thoughts:
- Nonfiction focus–I spent the majority of my professional career writing nonfiction. I’m not saying fiction writers won’t benefit from WOT tips. I hope they do. Our focus, however, will remain on nonfiction.
- My credentials–I’ll be glad to share my experience with you. Just ask. At some point I’ll publish them in a post.
- Brevity–I harp on it. And short words. And clarity. When I edited for clients I cut out between 25 and 40% of their first draft. We all use more words than we need to make our point.
If you missed yesterday’s post (yesterday being a holiday) click here to read it.
COMING NEXT WEEK–How to write a bad blog