Don’t underestimate the power of the clear, direct sentence, but creating rhythm, variety, and emphasis are other ways to make your writing compelling. Here is a segment from a USA Today story looking back on pay phones in America: For a century, the pay...
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...
The simple, direct sentence is a key element of clear writing, but if you want to distinguish your prose from all the mediocrity, vary sentence structures. The ability to craft sentences for a purpose, such as to create variety or emphasis, is a hallmark of good...
By Ken O’Quinn
Focus on Them
As a contributing author in this book on leadership, Ken offers insights and tips for managing difficult conversations, providing effective feedback, and being authentic. Order here.
Perfect Phrases for Business Letters (McGraw-Hill)
Provides the right words and phrases for any situation - quickly. The book was reprinted in Japanese because of high-volume sales there.
TD at Work — Business Writing for Managers
The Association for Talent Development invited Ken to write this 22-page booklet for the TD at Work series.
The feedback from the 40+ communicators who participated in the workshops was overwhelmingly positive. He is passionate about good writing, and it is contagious when he presents. We’re already planning to have him back.