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How to write good

Only type what you would say out loud.

Try it. Call a friend and read the last thing you wrote and see if you sound ridiculous. You probably wrote something that you would never use in a meeting or conversation.

Then — just say what you want to say and let your friend type it up. It’ll be better.

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  1. Dee Ankary March 18, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    That’s funny, and spot-on.

    You think if the friend bursts out laughing I should reconsider …?

    Great tip :)

  2. Susan March 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    How to write well is better.

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