TaxNotes – Jasper B. Smith: Writing Tax Articles: Advice From Experienced Authors (July 3, 2021)

Jasper B. Smith has published an article on the TaxNotes, titled “Writing Tax Articles: Advice From Experienced Authors.” The article begins as follows:

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement.” That opening principle of Napoleon Hill’s seminal book on the topic of success is an appropriate mantra for anyone wanting to write a professional tax article. To assist in that endeavor, we surveyed some Tax Notes commentary authors about the challenges they face in writing articles. They were asked: (1) how they find time to write articles, (2) how they decide what topics to write about, (3) what advice they would give to anyone hesitant about writing their first article, and (4) if they had any suggested resources for potential authors. Respondents were also asked to provide additional comments. Fortunately, many did.

A couple responses to question 3 seem an appropriate way to begin, since they apply well beyond the tax world. One regular contributor advised, “If you enjoy writing, don’t be hesitant. It is easier than it seems.” Another writer captured the same sentiment in different terms: “The way to get experience is by having experiences. You can’t know if you like doing it unless you try it.”

Click here to see the full article: “Writing Tax Articles: Advice From Experienced Authors.”

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