How to write short

Published at Nov 18, 2015

A handy strategy for writing short-form content like blog posts, status updates and more


Writing Short

 blogs, status updates, tweets & more
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We write to

  • What else?
  • Connect/Share
  • Inform/Educate
  • Persuade
  • Sell

hard to read, hard to understand

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easy to read, easier to understand

  • easy to read, easy to understand
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  • Sets the stage for meatier content
  • Drives social sharing
  • Helps the audience focus
  • Improves engagement and resonance

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What keeps us from
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Writing short is hard

  • We don't know the subject well enough
  • We're not sure which details matter
  • We have a lot to say
  • We don't know where to start or stop
  • We're in a hurry

Idea-Details Strategy®

  • Prioritizes concepts & support
  • Makes writing faster
  • Keeps us on topic
  • Makes writing short a piece of cake
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    Use to write

    • Tweets
    • Google+ and Linkedin updates
    • Pinterest, YouTube & Instagram captions
    • Blog posts & Facebook notes/statuses
    • Landing page content
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