I recently took a class at uni called – Public Relations Writing and Tactics.
It is week 11 and I have begun to reflect on what I have learnt over the past few months.
Besides improving my general writing skills there was one aspect that has actually changed the way I write completely.
It was the realisation that your first draft is not going to be perfect.
Whenever I would start a piece of writing I would start, type, delete, type, delete, start again, delete. REPEAT.
I learnt that this was toxic and I wasn’t actually working as hard as I thought.
This approach is probably the reason why most people fail at blogging after the first month (read more here).
You run out of ideas.
You stop and start.
The creativity lacks…
The list is endless.
BUT, as I said, the most important thing I learnt was to just start writing.
Words are just words, you can always return to them and edit them after.
You don’t need to race to the end.
Write something worth reading.
Since adopting this style of writing I am creating better sentences, improved structure and clarity in my key messages.
I’ve written in the past about how the ’30-minute plan towards PR proposals’ has improved my writing also. Read about that here.
I am interested to know what other tips people suggest for improving their writing?
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