If you want to read to learn you need to make notes, smart notes. By writing what you have come across in your own words forces you to confront your understanding of the new idea/concept. You will quickly have a feedback loop which tells you if you have understood what you have learned. Reading, reading,… Continue reading Reading to learn
Conversational writing-how to write conversationally
If you are looking to write online for your business or your brand or any other reason you will need to avail of conversational writing. How do you do that? Write your first draft as if you are speaking to a friend. Don’t worry about punctuation. Write down what you would say. Short sentences. Short,… Continue reading Conversational writing-how to write conversationally
Why I Write
I need to write but I’m not sure why. I am going to explore some of the reasons in this article, and maybe I will get some understanding. From that perspective, I guess it is fair to say that this piece of writing is pure self indulgence. But that is the great thing about writing:… Continue reading Why I Write
Does writing every day help you improve your writing?
The predictable advice to anyone seeking to improve their writing is to read and write with regularity. Reading is easy to do but writing every day, which is the recommendation to hone your craft, is much more difficult. There are two problems with this approach, I believe: having subject matter to write about each day… Continue reading Does writing every day help you improve your writing?