Your Writing is Too Complex – How and Why to Simplify Your Content

When you’re writing for the internet, you should be aiming for a 6th-grade reading level. This isn’t just personal advice. It has been documented again and again that simple writing gets read more than complex writing.

Why is simply writing so important? Is it necessary if I’m not aiming for a mass audience? Let’s take a moment to examine why.

3 Ways Trash Drafts Help You Write Effectively

Want to upgrade your writing process? Try using “trash drafts.” As the name implies, these are drafts of your article that are meant for the trash bin. While it may sound like a waste, these greatly simplify your actual writing process. To show how this works, I will include the trash draft of this article below. It has not been edited beyond Word’s autocorrect feature. It isn’t a great read, but many of the ideas in this article can be found there. Here are three reasons why trash drafts improve your writing.