November 21, 2019
If we had to guess what you do for a living, we’d say you’re a writer. Nine times out of 10, we would be right, too, no matter your actual title.
Legal recruiter? Writer. Salesperson? Writer. Data Scientist? Writer. As we discuss in the latest episode of “Confessions of a Content Creator”, we are all writers in some way, shape or form—whether that’s through internal emails, client communications or LinkedIn bios.
And though these little writing snippets seem unimportant on their own, they frequently represent the first impression we make. As such, writing serves as a proxy for a host of seemingly unrelated characteristics—things like effort, determination and even overall ability.
That may seem dramatic, but we’re not talking about writing like a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. The reality is, the gap between competent and poor writers is actually fairly small. Often, the difference is attention to detail—realizing you changed tense mid-paragraph, remembering a forgotten comma or breaking up a run-on sentence. None of these are difficult changes to make, but they do require the willingness to take an extra 15 minutes when you’d rather move on.
And really, as the title of our new episode, “Become a Better Writer in 15 Minutes” suggests, that’s all the time it takes to improve each day. With that, read on for our tips for becoming a better writer in both the short- and long-term, or hit play on “Confessions of a Content Creator: Become a Better Writer in 15 Minutes” for an expanded version.
If you’re looking to learn more about these tips and tricks, listen along to our latest episode. And stay tuned for our next episode where we’ll give a few predictions on what 2020 has in store for content marketing.
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