Good WritingWriting well
Subtitle: 9 good writing skills
We' re all able to produce good writing. Or at least write better. What makes good writing important? Isn' t the best form of contentmarketing often something brief, sharp and non-textual? However, I'm not just referring to contents in a commercial setting. I' m talkin' about substance, point. Texts are the spine of the Internet and often the spine of all contents you view or hear.
Here, in no particular order, is what I have learnt about the necessary skills of good writing (or contents, in our colloquial language ), on the basis of my own 25 years of work as an author and journalist..... and an even longer reading careers. Writing well precedes readers' queries. Writing well is for the readers, not for the writers.
"He is not turning the page because he is hungry to applaud," said Don Murray, who has been a writing instructor for many years. Rather, good writing predicts what issues people will have when reading a play, and (before they ask it) it will answer them. This means that most good authors are naturally skeptical, especially about their own work.
Writing well is based on information. Information puts your contents into the right perspective and gives you reliability. Earth your contents in facts: However, contents that are based on something truthful - not only on your own opinion - are more trustworthy. Writing well is like giving good lessons. Writing well tries to make things a little more clear, to understand our environment.... even if it's just a descriptive of our products.
"Writers always try to be.... part of the answer, to know a little about the world and to share it," says Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird. Writing well is a whole history. Writing well is rooted in conflicting points of view. The new version brings good writing. To write is tough work, and to produce a crappy first design is often a bit frustrating.
Writing well is like maths. Firstly, good writing has a logical and structured approach. Authors are in charge and have taken on the weight of making a clumsy mess of thoughts into something clear and attainable. There' s more to good writing than you think. Writing well is easy, but not easy.
However, good contents deconstruct the complexity to make it easy to understand: it buries the corporative Frankspeak and communicates things in a personal, approachable form. Nobody will ever be complaining that you made things too easy to comprehend. "Not all""simple" is "dumbed-down". Writing well does not depend on what was said before.
Twain described how a good author treated sentences: I' d like to talk to you about writers: A good author is not complacent. The majority of the really good authors I know still seem a little shy to call themselves "writers", because that is a concept that is loaded with thick rolls of excel. But, like many accomplishments in your lifetime - a hit or a good parental - the record company seems more significant when it is awarded to you by others.
BONUS: Good writing has a good edit. Authors get the headline and all the fame. However, behind the curtains, a good journalist contributes a great deal to the editing. Good editors extract the best from so-called authors and non-writers. Best writing - like the best parts of your live, perhaps-is collaboration.