Leaders Need To Learn To Be Good Writers – 5 Helpful Resources

I tend to scribble a lot

I never valued writing until I began to really write.  As a school leader, blogger, and podcaster I have had to hone my writing skills, and I will be the first to admit that they are still sub-par at best.  One of the things that I have learned to do in order to improve my craft is to study the habits of great writers and to mimic great writing through intentional practice.  Below are five resources that have helped me write better and practice better writing.   As the old saying goes: “good, better, best, never let it rest.  Till your good is your better, and your better is your best.”

1.  Learn to mimic writing with this great book: How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

2.  Listen to great writers talk about writing:  CSPAN Book Talk Playlist – Writers on Writing

3.  Listen to poetry and writing history every day on The Writer’s Almanac

4.  Avoid common grammar mistakes: Improve Your Writing by Avoiding These Twenty Common Grammar Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes

5.  Follow some of these principles for writing clearly and coherently:  Principles for Writing Clearly and Coherently