Writing with passion
Recently, I was pleased to see a letter I wrote published in the Sydney Morning Herald. I wrote it with passion because the issue of the usefulness of the five yearly Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics was important to me.
People recognise and respond to enthusiasm and passion, whether it is demonstrated in writing or in person in presentations. A fellow newspaper reader even looked up my phone number and phoned to agree with me and talk about the issue.
When writing with passion,
- do a first draft quickly, then leave it and review it later to get the tone right
- support your position with arguments and evidence
- direct your enthusiasm and focus on your message
- use the right language to convey your enthusiasm to your specific audience.