Writing can be a challenge for the most part. It also is a joy. It’s not always fun to write but I love doing it. Here are three ways in which I write.
One is a text that is typed on a keyboard. The other two are in my head.
You can use any of these techniques to write a short blog post. You just need to type your thoughts out on the keyboard. But for blog posts, I like to use a text editor and then add some notes and a few paragraphs and then publish it.
The other way to write is to write the text in your head. Then, when you get to the point where you want to publish something, you type it out. This is the most common method, and I like it because you get to think more deeply about where your thoughts are going.
The same goes for email. So, I’ll just use this method. It’s easier to type the email address and then to put the text in a separate folder. I also like the idea of a “text editor” that includes the notes that I write. Also, the most important thing is when you get to the point where you want to put the text in another folder, then you can add more notes.
In my email, I put a note in the subject and my thoughts in the body. So in our text editor, ill add a note to the body of the email and then add a note in the subject.
But the most important thing, and this is especially true for the new writers out there, is to have a very clear goal. Don’t write just because you have a deadline. Write as though you have all the time in the world and then go out and have fun and get to know your readers.
That’s part of the reason we put a lot of emphasis on practice as writers when we teach workshops, because even if you’re writing ten pages a day, you still need to have a clear goal. Writing is a lot like playing chess. You need to know your game. The goal is to write the best possible version of the game you can. If you want to write a better book, you can do that. If you want to write a better email, you can do that.
If you go by the definition of “short form writing,” you should probably stop now. And I mean that in the sense of making sure that you don’t write a long piece of writing and then get rid of that piece of writing. You should also go by the definition of “writing that’s short and sweet,” which is writing that’s just as important as the other writing. You could write a long piece of writing, but you wouldn’t be able to write a short piece of writing.
Short form writing allows you to write in a way that you can say it in a sentence, but it also gives you a chance to explain what you want to say. And if you can explain it well enough, people who can read your email will understand it. But if you just write an email, no one will understand it.