Get Your Writing Noticed: How to grab your reader’s attention!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in On Writing

. A key aspect of writing for the 21st century, applicable to non fiction and fiction, is grabbing the reader’s attention. The number of distractions people have these days was covered in my last post. Here are some techniques for grabbing the reader up front: 1. Establish credibility. If you’re being published by a major publishing house this will help, but even if you’re not you can put your key credential up front. If you spent 20 years as a gardener...

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Get Your Writing Noticed: #1 A Series Introduction

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in On Writing

A This is the first in a series of posts about getting our writing noticed. All seven posts are now available on this site. I propose to cover the following items in turn: 1. Writing fiction for the 21st century. Making our writing accurate, fantastic, sensuous and gripping. The evolution of fiction. 2. Writing non-fiction for the 21st century. Grabbing the reader up front, digital first, key words & participant voices. 3. Theme – the make or break element. 4....

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