Do you want your writing to get noticed – in a good way? Ditch these over-used adverbs, nouns, and cliches! Instead of relying on clichés and overdone descriptors, find fresh new images to convey your message.
What makes writing good? Who gets to judge what “good writing” is? What can we learn from examples of good writing from successful writers? Let’s look at a few short excerpts from professional authors and find out.
Deep down…or maybe even right at the surface where everyone can see…you wish you were a writer. A real writer. But how do you overcome those feelings of not being good enough? Good news! I have three tips to help you overcome those “I’m not good enough to be a writer” demons.
Asking for feedback on your writing is hard for most writers. Getting feedback on your memoir — the most personal form of writing — can be downright painful! How do you ask for and receive feedback on your personal life story? These tips will help you accept both criticism and praise with equal amounts of grace.
Good writing activates all your senses – like a warm loaf of freshly baked bread. A strong written description brings your ears, eyes, nose, fingers, even your taste buds alive! These four concrete, specific examples will show you how to use senses and sensory details in your writing.
How do you end your article with an echo that reverberates in your reader’s mind long after she stops reading? Endings are important. So important, in fact, that some writers say a strong ending is more important than a strong beginning.
When you’re writing for readers easily distracted by the common ground squirrel, you need to know how to write powerful words that grab – and keep – their attention. Your readers’ attention, that is. Not the squirrel’s. I’ve recently been mesmerized by The Complete Idiot’s… Read More »How to Write Powerful Words That Grab Attention
These writing techniques won’t make your words come alive unless you actually apply them to your writing. That is, you need to edit your work by looking for each technique in your writing. The only way to write better is to rewrite your work. If you’re serious… Read More »Writing Techniques That Make Words Come Alive