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My Favorite Writing Tip

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The common wisdom is that there are no easy fixes to make you a better writer. But, I’ve picked up one that undeniably improves my writing without extra effort.

A news writing professor handed out this tip. Our focus in that class was the sort of writing you’d do for dailies. Being fast and clear was key.

This trick is a single concrete step that will make your opener pithier, sharper, and more…




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