Archive: Effective Writing

Grammar Tips: Check for Accuracy

It’s great to see people talking about grammar and punctuation on blogs and LinkedIn, but some opinions being posted reflect the incomplete or incorrect information that has been in circulation for decades or longer. This is not to blame...

Know What You Want to Say

A major flaw in writing is that the message is not focused on one idea. A writer has an abundance of information but does not consider what he or she wants to accomplish and does not ask important questions about the audience. High-quality writing takes time. When...

Bring Writing Alive by Varying Your Sentences

Jobs sometimes become tedious and boring when every day is the same, and that is also true with reading. When the writing offers no variation in sentence length, the repetition is monotonous. The simplest of sentence structures is tolerable in a children’s story: This...

Writing the “Bad News” Message

You might be annoyed when you write an email that communicates unpleasant news, but if you want results, use restraint and tact. Don’t be assaultive. Everyone has to write the “bad news” message at some point, but there is way to do it...