September 29, 2023

I’m a author by coronary heart and have been taking pleasure in writing since faculty. I’ve educated in it, and practiced it for a minimum of 20 years.

In a world that’s swiftly being dominated by generative AI, it’s true that it has change into simpler than ever for anybody to jot down, let’s say reasonably nicely.

But, daily I obtain a minimum of 2-3 items of communication which can be terribly written. Dangerous grammar, incomplete sentences, sophisticated language, and no signal of any thought course of.

I’m aware that English is probably not the primary language for everybody, nevertheless listening to written communication you ship out can actually make or break alternatives on your skilled and private development.

And now, with instruments like Grammarly, there is no such thing as a excuse to not ship out good written communication, ie the essential emails, memos, proposals.

“Your grammar is a mirrored image of your picture. Good or unhealthy, you’ve gotten made an impression. And like all impressions, you’re in complete management.” –  Jeffrey Gitomer, American writer & enterprise coach

As a result of info that’s processed and spit out from an LLM won’t ever substitute the human thought course of.

What AI produces is just pretty much as good as what has already been produced earlier than. It can’t create unique thought however solely repeat and mishmash already present concepts.

“Writing is the method by which you notice that you don’t perceive what you’re speaking about. Importantly, writing can also be the method by which you work it out.” – Shane Parish, Farnam Avenue

Writing helps me course of my ideas. It helps me perceive a topic. Helps me be clear about what I’m saying or asking for. Helps me talk my concepts clearly and join with others on a private stage.

Writing helps me construct and always refine my delicate abilities, a basic requirement for any progress you could search.

Writing if executed nicely, is so defining of your thoughts and the way in which you assume, it might pave you a yellow brick street in the direction of plain and continued success, regardless of all of the developments in know-how.

George Orwell, the good English novelist, essayist, journalist (whose actual title is definitely Eric Arthur Blair!) is thought for his lucid writing.

Considered one of his 6 guidelines of writing is*:

By no means use a metaphor, simile, or different determine of speech which you’re used to seeing in print.

“…Throwing your thoughts open and letting the ready-made phrases come crowding in. They’ll assemble your sentences for you — even assume your ideas for you — concealing your which means even from your self.” George Orwell

That is precisely what generative AI is doing now. We have to study to make use of it, but not let it substitute our means to assume.

Pay extra consideration to what you compose and launch; to the emails you write, displays you make and proposals you ship.

In the event you use AI, ensure you edit it so as to add some human thought and soul to it.

In case you are impressed by one thing you see, heard or learn, write about it! You’ll perceive it extra deeply and have the ability to share it in a means that others could be impressed by it too. There’s large worth in that.

After which you’ll encourage your youngsters to jot down too.

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*George Orwell’s ideas of writing

Orwells 6 writing ideas are a simple information for when you’re writing, or enhancing AI generated textual content:

  1. By no means use a metaphor, simile, or different determine of speech which you’re used to seeing in print.

  2. By no means use a protracted phrase the place a brief one will do.

  3. Whether it is doable to chop a phrase out, at all times reduce it out.

  4. By no means use the passive the place you need to use the energetic.

  5. By no means use a overseas phrase, a scientific phrase, or a jargon phrase if you happen to can consider an on a regular basis English equal.

  6. Break any of those guidelines ahead of say something outright barbarous.

Additionally some good inquiries to ask your self when you’re writing:

“A scrupulous author will ask himself: What am I making an attempt to say? What phrases will categorical it? What recent picture will make it clearer? May I put it extra shortly? Have I stated something that’s avoidably ugly?” – Orwell

Nice traditional books on writing:

On Writing Well: On Writing Properly is a guide for everyone who desires to discover ways to write or who must do some writing to get by means of the day, as nearly everyone does within the age of e-mail and the Web.

Bird by Bird: Chook by Chook is for any of you who could also be writers or aspiring writers. The writer writes fantastically in regards to the emotion of writing in addition to the technicalities of fine writing.