The other day, while reading about the use of “Qualifiers”, I came to know about the importance of confidence in writing. Apparently, it seems strange but effective writing process is all about self- confidence.
The written expression cluttered with phrases like I think, I’m of the opinion or I believe depicts that the writer lacks self-belief.
Let’s take a look at the following example
I believe that we the senior citizens can still play our effective role.
We the senior citizens can still play our effective role.
In my opinion, the second sentence is complete and powerful. And, I think I’ve made a mistake here.
Oops, again the same mistake…
So, as I’m off to strike unnecessary phrases from my post tell me about your idea of writing. How do you ensure that your writing doesn’t lacks confidence? Are you in a habit of deleting unnecessary words from your writing?