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Prewrite: Get ready to write
Prewrite your message, or decide what to write
Game plan: Spend less time worrying about grammar, spelling and punctuation. Start the writing process with prewriting instead.
Focus: Find your story angle
Find your focus for concise copy
Tighten up: The quickest way to cut copy significantly is to tighten your story angle.
Structure: Organize your information
Save time — and words — with structure
Building blocks: Spend a few minutes upfront organizing your piece, and you’ll save hours later agonizing over it.
Writing structure for emails, articles, blog posts & more
“Prose is architecture,” wrote Ernest Hemingway. “It’s not interior design.” Which structure would make the best foundation for your argument?
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“My working habits are simple: long periods of thinking, short periods of writing.” — Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize-winning novelist