“Reverse-engineer what you read. If it feels like good writing, what makes it good? If it’s awful, why?”
Reading this post won’t guarantee you’ll write a book that becomes Bill Gates’ favorite, but it does reveal the concepts that helped Steven Pinker do just that.
His 13 simple tips to become a great writer include to omit needless words, let verbs be verbs, and put new information at the end of a sentence.