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Writing as a Path to Clear Thinking

Writing as a Path to Clear Thinking

Liston Witherill
Liston Witherill
1 min read

Nothing will help you become a clear thinking like writing. Absolutely nothing.

Writing forces you to empathize with the reader. What will she take away from this writing or that? Is it clear? Is it the right message? Are the proportions correct? Is it the right emotional tone? Is it short or long? Is it basic or advanced? Thought provoking or instructional?

Writing forces you to think about the goals of your communication, and whether you've achieved them.

Writing forces you to stay focused. To think through the subject. To decide what's essential, and what's not. What's part of this piece, and what's part of that piece.

Writing forces you to be empathetic. Who's the reader? What do they care about? What do they already know? What do they need to know? How do they think about this topic?

Clear writers are clear thinkers. If you want to be a clear thinker, start writing.

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