Hagen Engler
4 minute read
30 Jan 2020
4:34 pm

Five lessons on how to be a better writer

Hagen Engler

So many things in life require the ability to write, so we may as well do it well.

Hagen Engler.

After decades of aspiring towards it, for my sins I today find myself working as a professional writer. I’m based at a PR agency, but I also do work for outside clients, usually writing and ghostwriting books. I’ve also edited magazines, written screenplays for movies and TV and typed a bunch of articles and columns. I decided, since it is probably my only real competence, I am probably qualified to cobble together a few writing tips. I also certainly have better credentials to write about writing than about being topless on a dinner date, Uber-ride overshares and snogging older ladies...