Write to Reward Your Reader is by Bill Birchard and was just published at the Harvard Business Review.

And, it’s a real interesting one.

He basically repackages (with some twists) what a lot of us teach our students about writing in a neuroscience framework that is very concise, emphasizing that good writer should follow these rules:

Keep it simple

Keep it specific

Keep it stirring

Keep it social

He offers helpful suggestions and examples for each one.

The short article could easily be divided into four bite-sized pieces and taught as separate engaging lessons.

I’m adding this post to Best Posts On Writing Instruction.


The same day this article came out, two other writing-related tweets came out that I thought I would add to the is post:

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More:

And, then, there was this “beauty”: