ML19: How To Become a Better Writer

Discover why writing is so important in our current information age and the tools and techniques needed to write better. Plus I answer your questions on everything from dealing with resistance to developing your own unique style and the common characteristics of all good writing.

ML19: How To Become a Better Writer

While it may be difficult to put your finger on that special something that geniuses like Tolstoy or Shakespeare had, being able to communicate well in writing is a skill that can be learned like any other.

If we deconstruct the art of writing, its three main components are research, storytelling and the organisation of ideas. So if you can develop these skills by putting in consistent deliberate practice, you’re going to become a better writer.

In this episode I show you how to become a better writer by presenting the tools and techniques needed to improve rapidly.

Plus I answer your questions including:

- What tips have you got for getting over writer's block?
- How do you develop your own unique style as a writer?
- What are the principles that everyone should apply to become a better writer?

So whether you're looking to improve your written communication at work, or improve your writing skills for a blog you're starting this episode will give you actionable strategies you can apply straight away.


🎙 ML18: John Paul Flintoff on Asking Insightful Questions, Dealing with Failure and Mastering The Art of Conversation

🎙 ML15: How To Ask Better Questions

🎙 ML12: Will Reynolds and Erin Potter on Building Your Self-Directed Career, Learning Hard Skills and Balancing Work and Play

Communication Series

🎙 ML23: How To Become a Better Speaker

🎙 ML21: How To Become a Better Listener

🎙 ML17: How To Become a Better Reader

🎙 ML13: How To Become a Great Communicator

Selected Resources

📖 On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction - William Zinsser

📖 The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr. & E. B. White

📖 On Writing - Stephen King

📖 Made to Stick - Chip Heath & Dan Heath

📄 Famous Advice on Writing: The Wisdom of Great Writers - Maria Popova