- Use a metaphor/vehicle
- Write a mission statement for your piece
- Give the most space in your piece to the main topic (i.e. don't let tangents take over the story)
- Set up the topic in the beginning
- Make sure the end delivers on the beginning
In case you're wondering, at the beginning of my talk I am referring to the story "The Bed" by Diane Hurles.
|That's me checking my notes during my presentation|
of how to find focus in your writing.