June 7, 2010
We all love lists, not just the jolly fellow in red, and most of us can’t get through a day without them. Not only do lists seem to bring order to chaos and help us remember things, but they are easy to spot among paragraphs of text. We notice them, read them, and then, if they are interesting enough, we might read the surrounding text. When we are writing lists we don’t need to concern ourselves with crafting clever sentences, we just need to jot down the keywords.
As writers, we need to compose our lists correctly. Although the principles are fairly straightforward, they are not necessarily well-known.