Wanted: Great Writers

Michel, Christopher P.
November 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2005, Vol. 131 Issue 11, p96
Conference Proceeding
The article presents suggestions for improving writing skills. One of the easiest, and most obvious, ways to improve your writing skills is to practice regularly. Practice here can take on many forms, but there are a few relatively straightforward, time-honored exercises that great writers have proven to be effective. Keeping a journal is a thoroughly enjoyable form of systematic writing. It also has the added benefit of capturing a more interpretive history of one's life and experiences. Fortunately, many great military leaders kept journals which became the basis of the historical record. One of the greatest benefits of military service is that one has all had truly unforgettable experiences during his service.


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