The Golden Rule To Being A Powerful Writer
It’s been a year since I started this blog. I have received lots of feedback. The most consistent has been around one thing that readers like most about “Wrestling Possums.” I was surprised, and have worked damned hard to use this feedback every time I write. It’s the secret to being a powerful writer.
Writing is still a big part of business. Proposals. Emails. Blogs. Whatever. Some people are really effective business writers. The rest are generally terrible. But it is a simple habit that sets great business writers apart from the rest. And this is particularly so with writing emails.
Do yourself a favor. Take this blog post to heart. Grab hold of this tip and make it part of your writing, always. If you want to be a great writer, then you must follow this one Golden Rule:
Keep it short.
It is as simple as that. Takes time. Takes effort. Takes persistence. But put in the hard yards. Keep it short, and you will be a powerful communicator.
You’ve told me that’s why you keep reading ‘Possums.’ There’s a point usually, and it’s told quickly.
A great quote from Blaise Pascal, a 17th century philosopher:
Keeping it short takes a little extra effort and work.