For writers, a sobering thought from Seth Godin: Ten words per page That’s how many words get scanned the first time through. Perhaps five on a billboard. Which means that your memo, your ad, your announcement, your post–you get ten words. He’s right. Read the rest, here. Photo by Romain Vignes on Unsplash
New on my reading pile is Roger Dooley’s new book Friction, complete with a sandpapery dust jacket. I can’t wait to get my teeth into it. I also found this in my Twitter feed… And, of course, you can find Roger, here, on Neurosciencemarketing.com.
Seth Godin on the importance of simply writing, but writing simply: Overwriting has a long tradition, particularly among academics. Make it a bit more complex and wordy than it needs to be. Write run-on sentences. Apparently, complicated writing must be more true. One reason for this commitment to overwriting is that it keeps the hordes […]