This year, I learned to write

This year I learned how to be a writer. The easy part was deciding to start. The hard part was continuing to write. I don’t mean that any individual piece of writing was hard to start, or hard to finish. The hard part was realizing and understanding how much work there is to producing a…

Make your idea simpler.

When you write out an idea it’s tempting to include everything. First, the part of the idea that was nifty; then the part of the idea that explained what you meant; and finally the words that convey the essence of the idea. When you say that idea out loud to someone who’s never heard it…

Writing as a practice: “One in a row”

It’s easy to say, “I don’t have enough time.” There is always something else to be done. You might be afraid to get the words out. Or you might not want to take the time to get them right. These are all reasons to write more often.

It’s Harder to make UX Content than You Think

Recently (this evening, in fact) I found myself in front of the computer, script in hand, ready to compose an award-winning piece of user content.  Unfortunately, when I looked at my first (and second draft) of the masterpiece, I found that my rosy reflection had become a harsh reality.  It’s harder to make UX content…