Lost when it comes to the blank page? Feel your mind wandering when you pick up a pen? Or is that just what happens to anyone trying to read what you’ve written? If so, the Writer’s Road Map at Work can set you straight.
Unlike other writing systems, the Writer’s Road Map isn’t here to teach you grammar. It’s all about organization -- how to make a point when you write, and how to make sure your reader – whether it’s manager, boss or client – gets that point.
With the Writer’s Road Map, you’ll learn a set of directions that helps you design a piece of writing in three discrete steps, setting out first ideas, then details, and, finally, a draft that sounds right. To start, the Writer’s Road Map asks you questions, questions that help you clarify your thinking:
Who is your audience? What do they want to know? What is your bottom line point?
Next, the Writer’s Road Map helps you structure the answers to those questions so they lead directly – like an arrow to a bull’s eye – to the ultimate bottom line, the resolution you need your readers so they come out knowing what you want them to know.
Finally, the Writer’s Road Map helps you organize the myriad details, facts, comments and examples that make that resolution concrete. It not only organizes a piece of writing, but shows you how to use your facts for maximum power.
So stop looking desperately for the exit signs. The Writer’s Road Map at Work is here to show you the way home.