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The best writing tip you will receive this year…

Writing… Just about everyone can do it, but very few people can do it well. This is because the skills needed to be a good writer stretch far beyond just being able to “put words on a page”, and the hallmarks of quality are far more subtle than merely understanding the basics of grammar and punctuation.

For one thing, there is the matter of voice. I am writing this blog to you now as me, Mike, and I am writing with the confidence of someone who feels (rightly or wrongly) that he has a level of understanding of the subject being discussed. This voice is a male voice, and it’s a confident voice – and sometimes it may be tinged humour or irony. But importantly, it’s not the only voice that I possess. When I am ghost writing articles, or producing press releases for the healthcare sector for example, I adopt a completely different voice to that with which I am speaking to you now; I am no longer “Mike”, but I am someone else completely. Continue reading »