The Two Qualities I Always Want To Have In My Writing
No matter what I’m writing, I always want my writing to be clear and concise.
In all of my writing, I function under the assumption that people don’t want to read.
We’re assaulted with hundreds of words and messages every day. It’s exhausting to get through all of that, and we’re left with very little energy to dedicate to reading anything we may actually want to read.
So from writing texts to internal memos, I always try to make my writing clear and concise.
Whatever I’m writing it should have a clear message. My reader, whoever they are, needs to be able to understand what they’re reading. If my writing can’t even do that, then I have failed as a writer.
Going hand in hand with clear writing is concise writing. Don’t take 10 words to say what you could say with three words.
Take the time to edit, edit, edit, and edit again so you get the strongest, shortest message possible.
It isn’t an easy process by any means, but it’s critical to getting better as a writer and creating messages that can connect with your readers.