My co-founder once described my writing as having the density of a dictionary but with none of the brevity. In my defense, my previous job was to write and review technical documents.
But lately, I have been reading Paul Graham, Jason Fried and the master of get-to-the-point, Seth Godin. Yesterday, I started on a 2,500 word article for the American Planning Association’s Planning magazine. And I noticed that my writing has lost some of its density and now uses bullet points and questions.
I figured starting a business would change how I eat and sleep. But I didn’t occur to me that it would change how I write.