NYT Op-Ed: Writing Tips

The August 25, 2017 op-ed columnist, Bret Stephens, offered an article entitled, Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers.  There are 15 tips worth considering.

A few to pay attention to when writing:

  • “every sentence has to count in grabbing the reader’s attention, starting with the first”
  • “Authority matters.”
  • “Avoid the passive voice.”
  • “Keep your sentences short and your paragraphs tight.”
  • “Kill the clichés.”