At the end of the year, it’s always nice to look back and reflect on what’s happened.
Here’s a round-up of my top tips from 2020:
- Finding the right words
Some of our first tips were about choosing words carefully to make your writing easy for your readers to follow:
Repetition, repetition, repetition
Workshop: Repetition, repetition, repetition
- A direct line
We shared ways to address the reader directly and take a more authoritative approach:
- Point by point
We celebrated the merits of bullet points and discovered the most effective ways to use them:
Why you should be using bullet points
Workshop: Why you should be using bullet points
Workshop: How to use bullet points
- Nice and concise
We practised using a range of tools to make our writing short and efficient:
- Active voice vs passive voice
We took a trip into the world of grammar and learned that the active voice is usually (but not always) the most effective choice:
Workshop: Using the active voice
Workshop: Using the passive voice
Ready for more?
Come back next Thursday for the first post of 2021. It’s my all-time, number one favourite top tip. You won’t want to miss it…
Happy New Year!
What has been your highlight of 2020? Let me know in the comments below.