19 Small But Powerful Writing Tips (That Will Immediately 10x Your Quality)

Nicolas Cole
4 min readMar 1, 2022

When people think about what it means to become a “better writer,” they think they need to go take a literature class in France and spend 4 weeks studying with Hemingway’s ghost.

Not true.

In fact, you can become a better writer immediately — just by making a handful of small (but powerful) tweaks to your writing.

These 19 writing tips are things I actively teach in Ship 30 for 30, a cohort-based writing program for people who want to start writing online, and are principles I use myself each week when I write Category Pirates—a paid business newsletter on the subject of Category Creation & Category Design.

Anyone can use these tweaks in their writing.

That’s what makes them so powerful.

Let’s dive in.

Writing Tip #1: Organize rapid-fire thoughts into bullets

  • Compress what you’re saying into bullets
  • Make sure you’re emphasizing the right points
  • Then expand each point in more detail

Said differently:

If you don’t know the bullet points of what you’re writing, you don’t have clarity in what you’re saying.



Nicolas Cole

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