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Writing Advice

Articles I found useful that can support your journey as a writer. I often come back to these and reflect.

Jordan Peterson Writing Guide in a More Concise and User Friendly Format
Essay Writing Structure 3X3
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Online — David Perell
My writing process | Derek Sivers
How to Teach Anything in a Blog Post — And Have Millions of People Follow Your Advice | by Tim Denning | Better Marketing | Medium
How to Write Well: 4 Steps to Improve Your Writing – Adam Faliq
Well-thought-out email structure

This “YouShouldKnow” shared by u/the-lah on reddit outlines the best way to convey what is essential when writing an email. I’ve pasted it below in its entirety. — CD

Dear Person I am Writing To,

This is an optional sentence introducing who I am and work for, included if the addressee has never corresponded with me before. The second optional sentence reminds the person where we met, if relevant. This sentence states the purpose of the email.

This optional paragraph describes in more detail what’s needed. This sentence discusses relevant information like how soon an answer is needed, what kind of answer is needed, and any information that the other person might find useful. If there’s a lot of information, it’s a good idea to separate this paragraph into two or three paragraphs to avoid having a Wall of Text.

If a description paragraph was used, close with a restatement of the initial request, in case the addressee ignored the opening paragraph.

This sentence is just a platitude (usually thanking them for their time) because people think I am standoffish, unreasonably demanding, or cold if it’s not included.

Closing salutation, Signature