Is it true that everyone can write?
1. Always have purpose
- Be clear about what the goal is.
- List down each significant point.
- Step back and ensure the content flow makes sense.
2. Choose simple words
- Big words do not equal smarter.
- Remember the idea is to get the message across easily!
- Consider using words like ‘use’ instead of ‘utilise’, or ‘help’ instead of ‘facilitate’.
3. Write concisely
- Try to avoid long and hard-to-read sentences.
- Complexity invites confusion.
- Instead, form short and direct sentences for easier readability and easy content consumption!
4. Always write in an active tone
- Active voice encourages people to read more
- Passive voice writing sounds demanding, fault-finding, and may even be boring.
Passive: “The 6 large shrimps were eaten by Harry.”
5. Avoid Redundancy
- If trying to explain the same subject try not to repeat the same phrasing as when it was previously used.
Don’t: Try to post your social media postings at the same time and days
Do: Try to schedule your social media postings at the same time and days.
- Try to avoid repetitive phrasing and examples.
6. Eliminate fluff words
- Again, fluff words do not equal quality content.
- Words such as ‘very’, ‘rather’, ‘actually’ often does nothing to sentences – they don’t add any extra value.
- Instead, they just make sentences longer than they’re supposed to.
7. The Rule of 3
- The rule of three is a writing principle based on the idea that humans process information through pattern recognition.
- If summarising a topic, do it in 3 bullet points regarding 3 different subtopics.
8. Don’t overwrite
- Always put readers first.
- Even if the writer has lots to express, brevity is key.
- Be equally sure to focus on the message.
9. Use questions
- Especially for opening statements.
- It creates curiosity, it’s thought-provoking, it makes people want to know more.
- However, don’t overuse this as we’re supposed to be giving answers rather than asking questions.
10. Proofread and Edit
- Never end a writing session without proofreading.
- Always get a pair of fresh eyes to read the work.
- Edit, but don’t over-do it!
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