Everyone has to write at some time. However, written communication, sadly, is a dying art. On any given day one can identify numerous errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. in emails, Web posts, on social media sites, and so forth.
For that reason, I have decided to do my part to help improve this dire situation. My first writing tip will have to do with tone. Too often, especially in email correspondence, in comments sections on Websites, etc. writers tend to be rude, crude, disrespectful, hateful, etc. Some even go so far as to issue threats of rape, torture and murder.
Some people express themselves differently in writing than they do when speaking. This is not necessarily conscious or intentional on their part. This difference is especially noticeable when they are making comments anonymously on Websites, etc.
However, it is a good idea to remember not to express yourself in writing in a way that you would never do when speaking with someone face-to-face. Common courtesy is the key. This is not to say that there are never times when we are justified in expressing anger in speech or writing. The point is to understand that if we are trying to communicate effectively, we usually have to do so respectfully. Being disrespectful can ruin an otherwise excellent point and make you look bad in the eyes of those that might have otherwise supported your cause.