For as long as I can remember, writing has always been a great struggle for me. Putting my thoughts to paper is a challenge. I will spend hours on hours trying to come up with the right words and forget where I am going on my topic. The KISS acronym I find helpful because I have often been told by my English majored mother and sister that I tend to overthink things and I should just keep my writing simple. I often find myself putting in filler words and reusing ideas from previous paragraphs just to reach the word count. I’ve always known the rules of writing and have done exceptionally well on test involving the English language, but have never been good at applying that knowledge.
Lede and Jargon are definitely new words for me. Knight’s first chapter explains how important words are and how eloquent language can be. He writes how important choosing the right words are and how you start your story off can decide whether your reader wants to continues or not.
Overall, I think Journalistic Writing could help me to improve my writing and keep everything in order. To hold on to the audience’s attention and get to the point and not spend so much time on something that should be done fairly quick