"Writing that Works" by Kenneth Roman and Joel Raphaelson is a practical guide that aims to improve professional writing skills. It covers various techniques and principles that can be applied to different types of business writing. The book is designed to be a handy reference, providing actionable insights to help readers write more effectively.
I found "Writing that Works" to be a confronting yet invaluable resource, as I realised I was making many of the mistakes mentioned in the book. However, with a growth mindset, I embraced the learning opportunity and found the techniques, especially writing in an active tense, to be very helpful. The book has become a go-to guide for me, and I assure you that it can be a very helpful tool for anyone looking to improve their professional writing skills.
Break work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, to improve mental agility.
Implement strategic pauses in your workflow to reassess priorities and prevent burnout.
Designate uninterrupted time slots for deep work to boost efficiency and output.
Prioritise tasks by urgency and importance to maximise productivity.