Archive: Effective Writing

Think Like a Writer AND an Editor

Think Like a Writer AND an Editor

The writing craft requires that you think like both a writer and an editor because at the end of the drafting process, the two tasks are intertwined. Writing has three phases: drafting, revising, where you make changes and rewrite, and then editing. Many people think...

Focusing Your Writing

Whether you are crafting a story, a blog post, or a substantive email, focusing your writing gives you a sense of where you are going. Many messages and articles have you scratching your head as you move into the third paragraph wondering, why is she writing? what is...

Finding the Right Tone

Using a tactful tone helps you maintain a good relationship with your reader, which should always be a goal of communication. Most messages have a dual purpose: to convey information and to retain goodwill with the reader or listener. When you can craft the message in...