Anything you write that’s over a few hundred words needs to have structure. And that structure should be obvious to your audience. As they read, they can see what’s coming, and can anticipate reading further.
It’s important to remember that when your write, you’re usually trying to transmit a message. I you use language that readers may find it difficult to understand, your message may not get through, leading to ineffective communication.
Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, your sentences need to be clear to a reader. One way to assure this is to employ the End-Weight Principle, a little-taught guide to better writing.
It’s often been said that writers need to know their audience. However, “audience” is a collective noun, like “people”. But one secret to effective writing is to direct your work to one ideal reader.
Criticism. What writer wants it? What writer enjoys it? Answer: Any writer who wishes to improve.
So, you’ve written a book. It looks great to you. And now, you’d like to sell a lot of them. It sure would help if you got some rave reviews. But how? Here are some ideas.
If you’re serious about writing, especially writing a book, then you should consider your writing as a business, even if it’s just part time. And like any business, there will, hopefully, be income. But there will also be some costs. Following are some of them.
Okay, so you’ve just finished writing your book. Time to get it published, right? Well, maybe not. It may actually be time to hire an editor.
It can sometimes be confusing when to use who, that, or which. Following are some helpful guidelines.
Reducing the amount of passive voice in your writing will improve the impact of your work.