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Be a Better Writer
David Harris details a few simple tips to help you
become a better and more impactful writer
Be Ready to Answer, “Why?”
What is the desired outcome you want to achieve with these
words? Know the answer. Choose and c...
Be a Straight Shooter
Nobody has time to decipher long-winded writing anymore. Short and
straightforward is the best way t...
Stick to the Basics
Imagine your audience is a room full of children, who have notoriously short
attention spans. Great, e...
Watch the Clock
Do not waste too much time obsessing over the small details. So long as your
point is clear and at the for...
Read it Out Loud
As soon as you have completed your writing, take a step back and read it out
loud. This is a great way to...
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Be a Better Writer - David Harris - Toronto

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David Harris is a lawyer and author from Toronto who has published a number of books. Here he outlines a few simple but helpful tips to improve your writing.

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Be a Better Writer - David Harris - Toronto

  1. 1. Be a Better Writer David Harris details a few simple tips to help you become a better and more impactful writer
  2. 2. Be Ready to Answer, “Why?” What is the desired outcome you want to achieve with these words? Know the answer. Choose and commit to one intention.
  3. 3. Be a Straight Shooter Nobody has time to decipher long-winded writing anymore. Short and straightforward is the best way to increase the impact of your words.
  4. 4. Stick to the Basics Imagine your audience is a room full of children, who have notoriously short attention spans. Great, effective writing can communicate any point in a way that even a first-grader could easily understand.
  5. 5. Watch the Clock Do not waste too much time obsessing over the small details. So long as your point is clear and at the forefront of your mind, your first draft may be the best.
  6. 6. Read it Out Loud As soon as you have completed your writing, take a step back and read it out loud. This is a great way to catch small typos, as well as feel the impact (or lack thereof) in your words.

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