Writing a useful publication is more than choosing words. Much of the work occurs before you begin writing and after you finish the first draft. Here are some tips for getting from idea to published piece, whether printed or online.
In Extension, we often are called on to explain tasks ranging from applying correct amounts of fertilizer to preparing roses for winter. With a little effort, we can leave our readers satisfied rather than cursing the instruction writer. Here are some tips.
Many sins of poor writing are lumped under the heading of “wordiness.” Among them are redundancy; overuse of adverbs, adjectives, and prepositional phrases; and use of big words when a small one will do.