Archive: writing with clarity

Asking Multiple Questions in an Email

If you ask someone multiple questions in an email and she only answers one of them, there probably is a reason why. It is because you didn’t do enough to ensure that the message contained more than one question. As writers, we all need to remember that when a...

Sentence Variety: Tweak the Beginning but Keep it Short

Occasionally using an introductory clause or phrase adds variety to sentence structure, but keep the opening elements short. The goal of a writer should be to create clear, graceful prose that a reader can easily absorb and process. One way to achieve that is through...

Op-ed Writing: Make Your Position Clear

An op-ed piece is a great opportunity to gain exposure for a CEO and raise awareness of an issue, but opinion writing is challenging. Commentaries and editorials are not like ordinary news writing or feature writing. Op-ed writing requires a well-crafted argument that...