This is the fourth post in a series on blog writing. These posts are based on ideas from a great little book called The Elements of Business Writing, by Gary Blake & Robert Bly. Iâ€™ve taken some of these ideas about business writing and adapted them for blogging with my own spin.
In this short recording, I talk about how to separate fact from fiction in blogging. It comes down to two points.
- Literally separate fact from fiction: place facts first, and opinion second.
- Do not masquerade fact as fiction or vice versa.
Why do you think I’m saying that factual information should be presented first? I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments.
Can you think of any instances where you have seen fiction presented as fact, or facts presented as though they were ficticious? Let me know in the comments.
The next post in the series is: Simple doesnâ€™t mean Stupid, or, How to Write So Anyone Can Understand You. If you donâ€™t want to miss it, youâ€™d better subscribe!