For a long time now, I’ve scoured the internet looking for the magic formula to writing well. And by well, I mean writing that captivates readers, makes sense, flows naturally and is grammatically sound…and I never did find that magical formula. But what I did uncover were bits and pieces of golden advice scattered throughout the web. So I gathered these gems, sprinkled in some of my own secrets and thought, why not create the formula myself?
Of course there are tons of different kinds of writing, like blog writing, novel writing, business writing, and much more. And each has its own nuances. The following “formula” will ensure you have a strong foundation for any kind of content that favors a well-defined structure. (Because without a firm foundation, let’s face it, we’re doomed.) In essence, these tips are perfectly suited for any kind of writing—except novel writing, where there’s another checklist for here.
Now, to clarify, I do use these very tips in my own writing. I’m an published author, a professional editor, and a blogger. Plus I’ve got a degree in Journalism. So I’m all about words and I’ve given this list some thought to make sure I’m sharing the absolute best with you. Because while this site was created to help you, it is also meant to be a repository of rich content for me as I continue to work toward becoming a better, stronger writer and editor!
So (hocus, pocus!) here’s the magical formula, starting from the top! (To get the printable cheat sheet, click here)
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