This post introduces an essay on improving the clarity and power of blogs, essays, and articles.
My go-to resources for writing advice include books such as The Elements of Style by Strunk and White and On Writing by Steven King. (My two-phrase summary of The Elements of Style would be “Omit needless words; let every word tell!”)
In this 700-word essay, I summarize years of reading, writing, revising, and editing into four guidelines intended to help you strengthen the sharing of your ideas and analysis, through the written word, with others. The ultimate aim is to dispense with the garnish and deliver the meat. Clear writing communicates clarified thinking.
Click here to read the essay.
January 23, 2023 at 2:29 pm
Excellent commentary on writing from a reliable source— someone who has experienced the agony and ecstasy of doing. Well done!