Finding the Right Words

by Alex
(USA)

The best writing advice that I ever received was during my first year as a reporter.


I was having trouble coming up with the correct words to form a coherent sentence. the advice was from my editor. He asked me what I was trying to say. I told him out loud and he said, "Then write that down."

Since that day I've found that sometimes it really helps to say what you're trying to write out loud and the sentence forms itself naturally.

If you think too much about it, you get stuck on the language and structure. Saying the phrase to someone may often be the easiest way to create the right words.

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