examples of good writing

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Sample Old Testament Exegesis Paper – Jeremiah 10

Understanding the Old Testament – especially the “prophet books” like Jeremiah – can be challenging. This exegesis of Jeremiah 10 will help you understand not only what’s happening in prophetical literature, but also how to write a paper for seminary or Bible college. I’m currently a Master of Divinity student at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. One of the […]

4 Examples of Sensory Details to Fire Up Your Writing

Good writing – like a slab of rich dark chocolate – activates all your senses: ears, eyes, nose, fingers, and even your taste buds. Here are four concrete, specific examples of how to use your senses and sensory details when you write. “If there is a profound secret to good writing, it lies in the engagement of the senses,” writes Oakley Hall in […]

How to Write Powerful Words That Grab Attention

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 Guide to Power Words by Scott Snair, PhD. Almost every page of my copy is […]

Examples of Good Writing From Published Writers

These examples of good writing are from a collection of essays from professional writers. The best way to improve your writing skills is to learn how published writers write is to study good writing. Good writers are “particular.” That is, they have a unique way of expressing themselves that goes beyond drawing readers in. They keep readers hooked, and make them beg for […]

5 Ways to Write Way Better Sentences and Paragraphs

It’s an upward spiral: knowing how to write better sentences will help you write better paragraphs. This will help you write better chapters and stories, magazine articles and blog posts. See? Simple! To paraphrase Shakespeare, “the sentence is the thing.” That’s where you start learning how to be a better writher. The sentence is the foundation of spellbinding writing – […]

Writing Good Sentences – 5 Tips for Making Your Words Flow

Knowing how to write good sentences and paragraphs will make writing easy, fun, and painless! Here are five tips for making your sentences flow, to ensure your reader doesn’t stop reading your article, book, or essay. For the best tips on how to write better, read Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark – one of my […]