Top 10 Techniques For Crafting A Dazzling Brief

Law360 (June 28, 2019, 4:03 PM EDT) -- “The world is a hellish place and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering. It cheapens and degrades the human experience when it should inspire and elevate.”

—Tom Waits, singer, songwriter, musician, composer and actor

I crafted my last Law360 article, "Simple Secrets For Writing A Killer Brief," to broadly discuss brief-writing techniques. I emphasized the organizational and persuasive necessities of brief writing, channeling my instruction through fiction-writing and storytelling conventions because these approaches invariably make writing more readable.

My last essay also explained what it didn’t examine. “[G]rammar, syntax, usage, punctuation, organization, typography and an ear for what makes...

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