Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Text Editor to Practice Writing Better

Over the last few years I have been learning: You do not need big words to say something great. If the idea is important; it is just as important to say it with clear and simple words that all can understand.

The Up-Goer Five text editor is the perfect way practice this.

The challenge is worth your while.
  • Can the same idea be stated more simply? The more work you put into making the words simple, the more work the reader can put into the idea.
  • Are the less common words appropriate for your audience? The more time you invest in the selection of every word, the more value your reader will receive.
And there is truth in this for much creative work in any medium:
"It is a false and foolish but widespread misconception that “innovation” goes only in the direction of additional complexity."

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