By Stu Leventhal
Readers do not like to struggle!
Readers do not have much patience!
Your writing has to read smooth and effortlessly like cutting into soft butter…
If your readers have to work hard to understand what you are trying to say, they will bail out on you!
Now-a-days we all have so much to read? Text massages, memos, tweets, letters, e-mails, catalogs newspapers, magazines… With so much junk to plough through, is it any wonder we wish to delete and discard as much as possible as quickly as possible?
We all have to scan, browse and weed out the dull! Prioritize! There simply is not enough time!
Poorly written stuff on our hand-helds gets deleted fast and without even a sign of relief!
Long winded writing, when lucky, gets our attention for the first few passages at most, if we even bother at all; soon it is in the trash!
So how does one create great reads that will make it past the spam filters, not get deleted immediately or sorted into the trash pile? How do we assure our writing and all our hard work will be given a chance to be appreciated for all its wily wit?
Think EASY READING!
Today, Bad Writing is an obvious Epidemic!
Big words and scholarly phrases do not make better reads!
Long sentences annoy readers!
EASY READING is simple reading. Simple reading is short and to the point, instantly digestible and easily comprehended and that is an enjoyable pleasure!
Here Are Some Basic Writing Tips… Of course you should ignore any tip that gets in the way of your message:
When your sentences start to drawl over the 20 word length mark consider revising, shortening or try to split them into two or more quick phrases.
Keep your paragraphs short too. When the idea shifts, just start a new paragraph!
Remember, long means we have to concentrate; readers don’t want to have to work hard! We want our writers to have done all the heavy thinking for us already before you address us!
Want to keep our attentions?
Vary things as you write! The length of your sentences, the size of your paragraphs, the length of your words, mix it up, keep it lively!
*** Writing Tip *** - Lore your reader into wanting to find out more...
Speak directly to our emotional side! Once you’ve engaged our emotions your writing is not so easy to dismiss!
Steer your readers! Give them directions and hints...
If you are not done yet, let your readers know there is more important stuff to come; furthermore, in addition, also, and, more over…tells your reader to stay tuned!
Don’t let them off the hook…try ending every few paragraphs with a question so they have to read on to get the answer. Use a simple; Why? Or, why is this? Wondering how?
Use common everyday language as much as possible, as long as it serves your purpose but don’t write trite.
Be fresh, different; people will put up with a lot if they think something unique is coming.
Conserve words, be stingy with your phraseology; less is more powerful! If you can say it with three words, using ten words will only weaken it.
The key is to make your writing look, feel and seem as if it was effortless…
Remember the words of Ernest Hemingway - “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
You're not writing to make yourself look good or to sound smart but to pass a message to someone. Write it as easy for them to understand as possible!
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Stu Leventhal is an experienced, successful author, poet, business consultant, news reporter, food critic, restaurant review columnist, lyricist, a long time writing coach and writing mentor! Stu Leventhal has tackled a lot of literary genres successfully penning; mysteries, westerns, sci-fi, theater plays, song lyrics, musicals, comedy, business writing, ads and copywriting, speech writing…
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