How you ever received an email from a business associate that rambled on and on? An email that really only needed to be a couple sentences instead of a couple pages of clouded thinking.
You built a word cloud and still couldn't figure it out...
The ability to write with clarity is a powerful skill that should be coveted by business people and screenwriters.
Fact! Taking a screenwriting class is a great way to develop your writing skills. Here's an exercise from one of my screenwriting classes.
Write a 3-Act outline of a TV drama using only one sentence for each act.
Covert Affairs (season 4 final episode)
CIA consultant Henry Wilcox holds Annie Walker hostage.
Auggie works to free Annie, while a rogue CIA team storms the building and tries to kill her.
After escaping a torture session, Annie hunts down and kills Henry Wilcox.
Now if you can summarize a 40 minute action-filled TV show in three sentences, wouldn't you also have the skill to write a clear, concise business email? Of course you would.