Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Avoiding Jargon

Jargon is the blunt tool of a weak mind.

A good writer should be able to express even the most complex thoughts in straightforward, easy-to-understand language.

Yes, there will be occasional instances where you may need to introduce your readers to terms or expressions they don't already know. If you budget a few sentences to define them for your reader, you'll welcome a broader audience to your work.

Don't turn your writing into a pompous and exclusionary in-joke.