Writing is about putting your thoughts on paper, arranged in a way to create word appeal for readers. Not only do writers long to create beauty, open minds and eyes, but they also want to say, “I care. How can I help?” What do your words say?
Like a jig saw puzzle, we work to find ways to inspire, and persuade with word appeal to help better inform, or create a joyous read for the reader. There are many ways to go about this depending on your style and what you love to write about.
Review what you have written to find your style. Practice writing phrases or words that move you, so that you can learn to move the reader. Read daily. Write daily. Don’t hesitate to cut words. Concise is best. (Subscribe on the left and grab 7 Tips to Writing Your Story.)
My brother has this awesome quote that I love, and the brilliance of it is that it came out of a casual conversation.
He didn’t think much of it because that’s how he thinks and talks, but to me it was monumental. This one conversation completely changed how I viewed words.
It was fine with him for me to use this quote because he cares and shares.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” -Zig Ziglar
Now the issue is to figure out how to group these words together not only to make them coherent, but to make them appealing and helpful to others. That is the process, taking each piece of the word puzzle, turning them, putting one or two back in the box, and finding the perfect spot to place the perfect word.
Sometimes, I review old blog posts, and passages in books and think, Maybe I could have said this better this way. It’s part of the process of writing and tweaking to get your word appeal right. And even if it’s not quite right the first time… write it, leave it sit and come back to it. You can always improve it later. Sitting on your hands waiting for perfection is not likely to happen soon. Developing writing skills takes time. Every day you grow a little more, you know a little more, and doing your best is the final outcome. So, with every drip, drip of your word paintbrush… start your masterpiece. One word upon another is just a couple of drops…but eventually, it might become a field of flowers. Find an effective way to create word appeal to show you care.
And, always be you.
Be sure to subscribe on the left.