No One Wants to Read Your Writing

At the beginning of the semester the professor of my advanced technical writing class said one of the most important things I think I’ll ever hear. It’s the kind of advice that a writer, especially a technical writer, should take to heart and let shape their approach to every document.

Here it is:

No one wants to read your writing.

Obviously, this doesn’t apply to every writer. Fiction writers and nonfiction writers alike build their careers on writing things millions of people want to read.