How do you make sure a piece of writing is strong and cohesive, not weak and incoherent?
You start with a sturdy spine.
A spine is a single sentence that you use to describe your entire piece; to tack it to the wall and say, “This is what you are about.” It is the anchor that holds your entire story together, lashing every single word, sentence, and paragraph to work for its central message.
With a sturdy spine, your words flow, communicate and make articulate sense. … Continue reading