| Home | Free Articles for Your Site | Submit an Article | Advertise | Link to Us | Search | Contact Us |
This site is an archive of old articles

vertical line

5 Tips on How to Write Concisely

Whatever you write, you stand a better chance of people reading it if you keep the writing tight and concise. This is particularly true of your marketing materials. Whether it's a brochure, a sales letter, a postcard, or website content, a lasered message is more compelling than pages of wordiness that dance around the point.

Here are some tips on streamlining your words:

1. Write down all your ideas without censoring. Just let it flow onto the paper. Then go back and summarize each paragraph in one sentence. This one sentence may be enough to communicate the gist of the paragraph.

2. Imagine you have to get your point across in half the words. Then start editing until you reach that number.

3. Review your piece to make sure that words and ideas are not repeated unnecessarily. This sounds obvious but it's surprising how often it happens. It's not difficult to catch repeated words, but duplicated ideas can slip through easily.

4. If you were writing an advertisement where you�re paying for each word, which words would you eliminate?

5. Choose simple words over complex ones. It will make your writing easier to read e.g. �use� instead of �utilize�, �working� instead of �operational�. Use a long word only if it�s necessary for clarity or to convey a precise meaning.

Copyright 2006 Maggie Dennison

Submitted by:

Maggie Dennison

Maggie Dennison provides Marketing and Writing Solutions for sole entrepreneurs and small businesses. Pick up a free report at her website http://www.MyMarketingMessage.com/


Auto and Trucks
Business and Finance
Computers and Internet
Food and Drink
Gadgets and Gizmos
Home Improvement
Kids and Teens
Music and Movies
Online Business
Pets and Animals
Politics and Government
Recreation and Sports
Religion and Faith
Self Improvement
Site Promotion
Travel and Leisure
Web Development

Copyright © 1995-2016 Photius Coutsoukis (All Rights Reserved).