Some WOT housekeeping stuff

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:

  1. 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.
  2. My credentials–I’ll be glad to share my experience with you. Just ask.  At some point I’ll publish them in a post.
  3. 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