7 Simple Tricks to Improve Your Writing

by David Hopkins | Content Creation

7 Simple Tips to Improve Your Writing

William Zinsser wrote in his book On Writing Well, “Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.” It stuck with me, this idea that clutter is a disease. If I wanted to be a good writer, I had to be a surgeon. My scalpel was the backspace key. I would carefully highlight and delete everything that was mucking up the intention within every sentence and every paragraph. To my surprise, when I took up the writer’s oath to “do no harm unto my reader,” I actually became a much better writer. All I did was focus on removing clutter.

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