September 5, 2022

writing one sentence per line

Derek Sivers:

My advice to anyone who writes: Try writing one sentence per line. I’ve been doing it for twenty years, and it improved my writing more than anything else. New sentence? Hit [Enter]. New line.

Sometimes I forget this advice, and write a long and winding paragraph. I’ll read it over again, finding it doesn’t make sense. That’s when I find/replace a period with a hard return. I make sense of it. I put it back together.

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