It’s only slumbering. It can be awakened through study and practice. It takes time and effort.
Some villains poison, strangle, and knife good writing by pandering to credulity and indolence—promoting the false belief that there’s a quick-and-easy method that will magically improve writing with miraculously little work.
At LawProse, we promote good writing as a lifelong endeavor. It’s rather like cultivating good judgment, which is hardly a common characteristic. In important ways, good writing involves good judgment. We provide specific guidelines for achieving excellence—but we offer no easy panacea.
Many think of good writing as having to do mostly with motion practice and briefs, when in fact it permeates much of every lawyer’s day—in emails, text messages, and letters. Good thinking underlies all good writing.
Mind you, all lawyers can write. But few can write well—really well. That’s what we focus on.
We’re realists. And we’ve already made career-changing differences in the lives of thousands of lawyers who cared to apply themselves. Are you among them? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your experience after taking a Bryan Garner seminar. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.