How much is your time worth?

Writing well takes time. How much is your time worth?

Most of us tend to underestimate the time required to do a job well. Perhaps we overestimate our own abilities, or forget all the little tasks that form the larger project, or fail to take into consideration all the things that can — and usually do — go wrong, Murphy’s Law. Or perhaps it’s just wishful thinking overriding good sense.

Words Are Powerful Tools

Writing well isn’t difficult, but it does require a certain degree of skill. It’s not enough to scribble words on a page or pound text into a keyboard. Writing well requires thorough research and thoughtful analysis. You have to understand the subject you’re writing about, but you also have to understand the needs of your readers.

How Will Your Words Be Remembered?

Certain phrases are so memorable they have become embedded in human consciousness. Some are sacred; others are sacrilegious. Some are somber; others are silly. They all have something in common. If you want your words to be remembered, or at least to move people to action, it pays to analyze a few examples.