I’ve done a fair amount of writing in my life, but I owe a lot of my basic skills to Mr. Scerbinski, my high school civics teacher. Scerb, as we called him, taught me the essential five paragraph essay. Those five little paragraphs have found their way into everything from my weekly column for the The Business Press to penning my own speeches (and speeches for others) to writing entries for my blogs and other people’s blogs, to crafting copy for fundraising (from grants to appeal letters) to crafting copy for marketing projects (from new releases to Tweets to Facebook posts).
Here are some examples:
The Practical Business Radical:
Weekly Column in The Press-Enterprise/The Biz Press