“One of my favorite writing tricks is to only write my introduction. Then I hand it to friends and ask: ‘After reading this, what do you really want the rest of this article to cover?’”
There’s zero chance you won’t find at least one useful bit of advice in this one because it’s a deep dive into writing.
Julian Shapiro’s guide on how to write an essay well covers how to identify what to write about, generate insights on your topic, and how to rewrite for clarity, flow, and intrigue.
There’s even a cheat sheet.
Btw, I found this article in The Weekly Thing newsletter.
Related: 40 one-sentence writing tips.