Writing Clearly: Thinking About Tone

Writing Clearly: Thinking About Tone

Updated Jul 20, 2024
Course Description

You've probably heard someone excuse away a rude email or text by saying something like, "Tone is hard to read in text." But in reality, with a well-constructed sentence, that's not true. Writers have been imparting tone into their sentences since the written word began. The difference is that people focus on it less these days, likely because everyone's in such a hurry. But truth be told, it takes more time to explain what you actually meant in a quick email than it would have to write the sentence carefully with tone in mind in the first place. To that purpose, in this program we'll talk about what tone is and some tips and tricks for imparting a purposeful tone into your writing.