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The four ingredients of good writing

Shani shares his “secret sauce” of great writing — the four magical ingredients that can transform even the dullest nonfiction writing into prose that is both engaging and captivating.

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PODCAST INTERVIEW

Turn Corporate Skills into Passive Income

In his appearance on the Escape Artist podcast, Shani tells Alex Nick about his weird journey from journalist to writing instructor and shares some cool tricks for writing with more style and flair.
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Webinar: How to become an exceptional writer

In this live webinar, Shani shares his “secret sauce” of great writing with an engaged audience of young professionals. Watch to discover how to transform mediocre prose into captivating copy. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

5 Ways to Improve Your Writing for Professional Development

The surest path to becoming a better writer is to read and write regularly. But as with all crafts, a few expert hacks can help speed up the learning process. Here are five easy ways to give your writing an instant boost.

Could “Corporate Writing” be the Field for You?

Grant Butler, founder of the Editor Group consultancy, introduces you to a potentially lucrative market for freelance writers. Check out the full course, How to Become a Successful Corporate Writer, on Udemy.

MEDIUM ARTICLE

Become an Exceptional Writer With Raja’s Secret Sauce

By Alamiin Si

“In the writing industry, Raja is what many will call “the whole package.” Over the years, he has given us plenty to better our writing. An example (in his words): “I noticed that regardless of how long I spent editing a reporter’s story — anything from a few minutes to several days — I only ever seemed to make four types of changes.” Subsequently, these four changes grew to become what he called the secret sauce to exceptional writing.”
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THE CONTENT CLUB by EXCALIBUR PRESS ARTICLE

Is There A Secret Sauce Of Great Writing?

By Tina Calder

“I recently came across a great course on Udemy by ex Wall Street Journal Editor Shani Raja called Secret Sauce of Great Writing (which by the way is a free course). As a journalist of over 20 years what I loved about this course was Shani’s ability to break through the noise and take great writing down into 4 essential ingredients.”
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TIME MAGAZINE ARTICLE

3 Tips To Become A Better Writer

“Many people try to impress by using fancy words and long, complicated sentences. The best editors do the opposite: Boil ideas down to their simplest form and express them in as few words as possible.”
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SHANI’S LATEST YOUTUBE TUTORIAL

Clarifying Your Intent

Shani Raja explains why it’s so important for writers to be clear on why they’re writing something.

SHANI’S LATEST YOUTUBE TUTORIAL

Defining Your Audience

Ex-Wall Street Journal editor Shani Raja explains why it’s helpful for writers to clearly define their audience.

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