The author says that when we write, it’s important to be active and take command of the words we write to make them our own. He illustrates this point with some examples of passive statements designed to deflect blame from the individuals making them.
The author recounts his experience teaching writing skills to some new employees at the Energy Department. He found that stressing the importance of the use of details helped them to overcome their problems with writing effectively.
The author says that to many of us, writing feels linear. However, he said it should be viewed as solving a puzzle to make the writing process more creative and enjoyable.
Do you ever struggle with writer’s block? The author, who writes for a living, shares some advice about methods he uses (as well as some things not to do) to help with fighting writer’s block.
Don’t get so stuck on a tiny, trivial issue that you can’t move onto the things that matter.
The spell-check, auto-correct and voice-recognition programs on your phone, email, word processor and other tools can be useful — but they’re not replacements for a thorough review of your work before you send it out.
People use the term “literally” a lot. Do you? Are you misusing it?
Ever faced an overwhelming task and didn’t know how to start? Don’t worry – this trick works every time.