Asking the Right Questions

Can people read your mind? Of course not! That’s why when we write, we must make sure we explain enough so that our audience can understand.

Here’s the tip: ask yourself how and why as you write. The answers are the information you most likely need to include to make sure everyone understands you.

Our hero escapes the evil wizard. How? You need to show us how the hero escapes.

Ken lied to his friend. Why? Why would a person lie to a friend . . .what’s going on?

Use how and why to move straight to what you need to explain, describe, discuss, emphasize, demonstrate, or prove. Make asking yourself how and why a new good writing habit!

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