The writer’s ethics are at the center of every story they write, writes Mark Pinsky.
The writer’s ethical code is a guideline that every writer must follow, and Pinsky, the editor of The Writer’s Circle, says it should be in everyone’s book.
But when you write an essay, there are other guidelines that you should follow too, Pinsky says.
There are three guidelines that apply to writers who want to write a good essay, he says.
First, you should avoid the temptation to write too much.
“You want to be very careful about that.
You can write anything, but when you do, you get in the habit of writing that way, he tells NewsHour.
Secondly, you need to be honest.
And third, you have to be sure that you have your facts straight.”
It’s a “no-win situation,” Pinsky said.
The writer must not have an opinion.
The person writing the article must have a good one.
It’s the writer’s responsibility to make sure that his or her opinions are true and the facts are correct, Pinksays.
The only way to write an opinion is to make it up, Pino says.
If a writer has an opinion, it’s going to be false.
“But the truth is, when you read the article and see the facts and the context, you’re going to know that’s not the case,” he says, adding that he would be shocked if a writer did not have that type of integrity in their writing.
You can read more of Pinsky’s insights at the end of this article.