One-on-ones can help people resolve concerns and conflicts or try out ideas. Here's how to make space for that to happen.
Challenge your mental audience with "So there you are, ready to judge. So what? Are you helping my writing today?"
What if "too plain" rots your brain? Sometimes disfluency – something surprising or complex – makes us pay better attention.
There's something special about writing opinions before finalizing them; something that helps writers judge with less bias.
“Avoid it”, the style guides write, “unless you really know what you are doing”. The implication is you don’t.