I loved this post by CHRISTOPHER G. FOX, PH.D. This is a MUST READ for all writers. I have always tried to be a “kind Writer”. His explanation of the subject is awesome.
By Christopher G. Fox, Ph.D.
As writers, we benefit from many resources helping us with grammar, clarity, and time-management. In addition to these practical guides, however, we also need beliefs that transform and inspire our writing. Becoming a kind writer can have an enormous impact on what we write and on whether it matters. Kindness puts how we engage with our readers at the center of our concern, whether we choose to inspire, convince, inform, entertain, or amaze. It deepens the feeling of connection we feel when writing, and which our reader, in turn, feels while reading.
With that in mind, here are five ways to become a kinder writer and channel the power of kindness.
- Put outcomes first
As you write, ask yourself intentionally about what you want your readers to know, feel, and do differently. Many times, we become preoccupied with what we want to say…
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