The Importance Of Becoming A Better Writer

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I once came across a press interview of a successful startup's CEO. And one particular statement he made stuck with me. He said if he ever came across two equally qualified candidates and have only one job slot to fill, he would go for the better writer. That communication via writing is now a vital business skill.


There is a lot of benefits to being a good writer and every time you become a better writer you unlock more benefits. The ability to communicate comfortably, clearly and creatively in writing can make or break most business deals. In this period of increased competition for jobs, contracts and even life-partners; you stand head and shoulders above half of the competition if you can write well.

It is very rare to meet someone who writes well and can't talk just as good. But there are lots of people who can talk well and can't write well. So improving your writing skill will invariably improve your speaking skill.

I think the greatest benefit of being a good writer is that you can pass across your idea and not worry that you will be misunderstood. Writing is a bit like manipulation. You make it impossible for your target audience to misinterpret you. You don't say all that is in your mind and in the way you have it in your mind. You say what you want the reader to hear and in a way that will make the most impact on him. It is the ultimate way to influence people. 

So how can you become a better writer?

I will recommend you go at it the following way:
  1. Read books on writing. I recommend Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing and Element of Style. You could also add AP Stylebook.
  2. Write often. Preferably write for an audience other than you. Start a blog or write a book.
  3. Evaluate your writing. Don't just write but compare your writing to that of professional/better writers and keep asking yourself what you need to improve on.
  4. Read a lot of blog posts on how to improve your writing.
  5. Be bold and creative. Don't give yourself boundaries. Be daring in your writing. 

And if you want to give your writing a sleek world-class feel then take this Udemy course -- Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer

Bonne chance!


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