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Top 5 – Become a Better Writer

Is your brief a winner?

  1. Start with an Outline. Easy as 1, 2, 3, right?
  2. Flesh it out—It's just a first draft, so cut, snip, and chop with abandon!
  3. Stay strong There is no room for weak words. Eliminate everything that isn't persuasive.
  4. Consider how each page looks—Employ pull-quotes, subheadings and even white open space to help keep a judge from getting bored.
  5. Get a second opinion—Because four eyes are always better than two.

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