Why Most People Can’t Write

Frankly: Nobody ever told them how to. If you’re struggling with writing, here are some rules that can help.

I write a lot: about 22,000 words in the last month, and probably double or triple that in notes, early drafts, and passages I don’t use.

I edit my words even more. In my editing business I sometimes turn down clients — not because they’re unworthy of my help, but because their problem is much deeper than anything I can assist with. I can correct the sentences, fix the typos, or make the text read more pleasantly — but if there’s nothing solid in…