Effective Business Writing – Part 2

October 30th, 2013

As a follow-up the Effective Business Writing post from yesterday, here are some more general concepts I took from the writing seminar.

The most important question of all to ask of your writing is, “Does It Work?” This is even more important than asking if your writing is accurate. Whether or not it is perfect and correct, if it serves its intended purpose is paramount to all else.

While we presumably all follow best practices that make for good writing, taking time to Read the rest of this entry »

Effective Business Writing – Part 1

October 29th, 2013

A while back, I attended a writing workshop. It was mostly aimed at writing better in general. While most of the topics were points that I (and you) already know, I did take a way some worth from it. So, here are some ideas I took from the event, since they can benefit all of us writers, including those who Read the rest of this entry »

Deconstructing Minimalist Landing Pages

October 28th, 2013

Here is a great article that discuses the trend of websites losing all superfluous and confusing imagery, text, navigation, etc. in favor of going completely minimalist on their landing pages. Such pages have a few things in common. Generally, they: Read the rest of this entry »

What Hunter S. Thompson Can Teach You About Powerful Writing

October 27th, 2013

How many mornings do you awake and tell yourself, “My writing is good, but what I really want to know is what Hunter S. Thompson can teach me about powerful writing.” Well, it may not be a daily question (though I’m not sure why not, given his trailblazing brilliant, unique, unapologetic style), but I’ve got the answer for you.

Seeing Down Writing Journey’s Road

October 26th, 2013

Where do you see your writing self in 5 years? What about 10? Check out this brief (the whole blog is on saying something meaningful about writing in 140 words or less) blog post, written by my friend Shonnell, about looking down that writing road and planning.