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The most important part of writing is rewriting.

For every sentence, ask: ‘Is that actually conveying to someone other than me what I mean for it to convey? Can I state it more succinctly, more concretely?’

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Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker: The No. 1 communication mistake that even smart people make

Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker: The No. 1 communication mistake that even smart people make

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