Three-Part Series on Writing Clearly and Concisely: Part III — 6 Strategies for Pruning Needless Words

By David Chrisinger In my first post, we talked about paragraph coherence and the “old-to-new” sequence, and in my second post, we walked through the importance of maintaining a strong “sentence core.” In this last post, we’re moving from the sentence level to the individual word level. Specifically, I’m going to share with you six … Continue reading Three-Part Series on Writing Clearly and Concisely: Part III — 6 Strategies for Pruning Needless Words

Three-Part Series on Writing Clearly and Concisely: Part II – A Shortcut to Clearer Sentences

By David Chrisinger In my last post, we talked about paragraph coherence and the “old-to-new” sequence. In this post, we’re moving from the paragraph level to the sentence level. Specifically, I’m going to share with you a shortcut for writing sentences your reader will be able to clearly picture, which will help make what you’re … Continue reading Three-Part Series on Writing Clearly and Concisely: Part II – A Shortcut to Clearer Sentences

Even if You’re Trying, You’re Probably not Writing for the Average American

by Meredith Larson If you’re reading this, you probably have a job where you read and write 40+ hours a week, you are likely to read and write for pleasure, and you may even have a bookcase at home. For people for whom reading and writing are as common as air and water, it is … Continue reading Even if You’re Trying, You’re Probably not Writing for the Average American