Archive: 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...

Writing on Mobile Devices: Where is the Efficiency?

We like to think that when we write in snippets, we are faster and perhaps even more concise than in a longer message, but how much time are we saving? Here is what frequently happens. Cindy sends Sam a short sentence, maybe two, in a text message about the agenda for...

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...

Becoming a Better Writer

People often ask how they can improve their writing, and the answers are write every day, read extensively, and be a student of writing. You might think everyone writes every day, and that’s true, but it helps to write a few paragraphs about something other than the...