Why does most writing suck? (I am included in this)
Is it the lack of writing education?
Or maybe only a few people have the writing gene?
It’s neither of those two.
It’s a lot simpler. But highly complicated at the same time.
We struggle to think clearly, which results in unclear writing.
How can someone who is struggling to order their thoughts write concisely?
“Clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can’t exist without the other.” — William Zinsser from On Writing Well.
If the input is confusing, so will be the output.
The lesson: To write with clarity (clearer), you must think with clarity.
How do you think with clarity?
That question is far above my pay grade.
But I think one easy way to get clearer with your thoughts is to seek quiet moments.
For me, this is meditation and sitting in silence.
What about you? What do you do to think with more clarity?
🧠 // JO