When I’ve worked with technical writers in the past, the most frequent question I get is, “How do I get started?”
There are thousands of tips to help a blocked writer get around the curve. Different pieces of advice are going to speak to different writers.
When I saw the following infographic from Media Is Power, I was struck by how universally helpful these suggestions were. Here are its top five tips for easier writing:
Ideas are everywhere
Think in headlines
Answer “The Question”
Make it snack-sized
Don’t overthink it
What helps me is to start with a key sentence that I want to get across—call it the “main idea” of whatever it is I’m writing. Then, I simply build from there. The lead, conclusion and supporting material fill in the rest of the piece and voila.
Check out the infographic below, and share your tips in the comments: