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“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.”
If you want to improve your writing for social media – borrow from the bold and brief yet “true” style of Ernest Hemingway.
Good writing for your social media needs to be engaging and reader-focused.
Short words. Short sentences. True sentences.
In my “day job”, I teach people how to write – smart people (like lawyers, engineers, and financial analysts) who have been trained by their professions to write long, limp lifeless sentences.
Distant. Passive. Dull!
When I am not teaching writing – I am busy reading and learning . Learning from writers like Hemingway.
I first read Hemingway at high school – and loved it.
Hemingway learned his punchy writing style as a reporter. His “myth” was part of the inspiration for me to leave a safe career in law
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