LawProse Lesson #396: Buckling down to write.

LawProse Lesson #396: Buckling down to write.

For most people, writing is a frustrating and often unpleasant experience. If you actually enjoy the process, you’re both unusual and fortunate. Although every competent writer enjoys having written, composing the first draft is, for the majority, a difficult and joyless task—or perhaps an absolute horror.

If you feel that way, you probably delay a writing project until the last minute. You may find yourself going through pointless rituals. Refreshing your coffee may be the least of it. You’ll sharpen your pencils (even if you’re not planning to use them), check your email, sign on to Facebook or Instagram, restack the papers on your desk, and even straighten the pictures on the wall before you feel ready. But even then you won’t really feel ready. Time is marching on, and you’re prolonging your agony and sabotaging the possibility of a successful outcome.

But it needn’t be this way.

LawProse seminars provide sensible, practical guidance for getting started—for overcoming the emotional obstacles that may be blocking your progress. The guidance is credible and dependable—given that its source is Professor Bryan A. Garner, the prolific legal author with 28 widely used books to his credit. He can help you overcome writer’s block. He’ll show you on the spot—in the seminar itself—by coaching you toward enhanced productivity on an impromptu project of your own choosing.

Give it a career-advancing chance. If you dread writing, let Bryan Garner help you become at once happier and more effective.

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You'll also learn what doesn't work and why—know-how gathered through Professor Garner's unique experience in training lawyers at the country's top law firms, state and federal courts, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Professor Garner gives you the keys to make the most of your writing aptitude—in letters, memos, briefs, and more. The seminar covers five essential skills for persuasive writing:

  • framing issues that arrest the readers' attention;
  • cutting wordiness that wastes readers' time;
  • using transitions deftly to make your argument flow;
  • quoting authority more effectively; and
  • tackling your writing projects more efficiently.

He teaches dozens of techniques that make a big difference. Most important, he shows you what doesn't work—and why—and how to cultivate skillfulness.

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