How to Take Your Writing to the Next Level
Three articles to help you you craft your writing into high-quality work
You can’t throw a virtual rock on the web without hitting an article that purports to hold the secret of becoming a writer. (Usually the secret is “write every day”).
But there really is more to writing than just writing every day. Most of us have to be our own editors, too — and editing your own work can be surprisingly difficult.
The articles we’re featuring today can help. Two give you step-by-step techniques for improving a writing piece by self-editing. The third gives you ideas for improving your voice and connecting to readers. Enjoy!
Think of editing as a deliberate practice for your writing and learn how to use the “CDS Approach” to improve your articles for clarity, density, and solidity.
When you spend hours writing something, it can be especially painful to make deep edits. Use this process to completely triage a piece and then attack it with all the vigor of a professional editor to give it a brilliant shine.
What is “talented” writing anyway? Consider some advice from Ernest Hemingway — and others — to write prose that deeply connects to your audience.