Little lessons in writing

This is not my own writing. It’s lifted from copyblogger.com, written by no less than its main man, Brian Clark.

I just thought of re-posting this so anybody who drops by can learn something from my blog before they decide to exit. It’s a simple thought on writing clearly, and the style itself manifests clarity already.

Three Quick Steps to Clear Writing

by Brian Clark

image of diamond

“Few appreciate brilliance, but everyone appreciates clarity.”

I came up with that line on Twitter, and thought . . .

Why waste it there?

Here’s the quick and clear guide to clarity in writing:

Short

Short words are the rule that makes your exceptional words sing.

Short sentences make powerful points faster.

Talk

Write like you talk, except better. Better words, better arrangement, better flow.

Know the rules of grammar, then break them like you do. But better.

Care

Clarity comes from deeply caring if people truly understand.

Do you?

About the Author: Brian Clark is founder of Copyblogger and co-founder of DIY Themes, creator of the innovative Thesis Theme for WordPress. Get more from Brian on Twitter.

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