I realized late in my college years how important it is for me to be able to communicate in written language. It was not like I did not know the basic writing skills, I was just too lazy to write out long papers on topics that just plain out sucked. When I got around to do them they were within a few hours of them being due. Even today I have to send out clear written emails, user guides, and manuals for myself, clients and colleagues.
Now, this really started after I spent some time going through old notes and emails to myself and others that were just awful to read and really understand what I was saying. I clearly needed to go back and read over those to fix a few spelling and grammar mistakes. Most of the readings can be fixed by just reading it out loud and going over it.
41 Cards Writing Exercises
To help me strength up my writing skills and get me in the habit of written communication, I will be drawing from a deck of 41 cards with some interesting and funny quotes. I will use these as topics or points of discussions for each one. So, for the next 41 days, I will be doing a daily writing exercise just to make me a little better in life.
What can you do?
There are a few things you can do to help me out and also help yourself. Join me by writing in your own blog post and share it with the corresponding blog post on this site. If that is a little much for you just leave a comment on what you think.