It’s not worth going into this topic in too much detail, as everything about it is pretty obvious. In short, you need to keep your writing clear and concise.
I hate losing. I understand I’m not alone in this sentiment, but loss does instill a feeling of loneliness. So when I enter a competition, I have to do so knowing I have a fighting chance of winning. This usually means having an idea of my opponents ability.
Writing here recently about diary writing and journaling, it struck me that I’d overlooked a very important aspect.
Google has made the act of researching material for journalism so much simpler. The same can be said for fiction, too, although you might approach that in a different way. But while a search engine is useful, it’s not ideal for daily, regular searches on similar topics.
It recently occurred to me that that time I’ve put aside to write a diary for the past 12 months — since January 1st 2016 — could just as easily have been used to talk a bit more right here.
So I’ve decided to do both.