Have you ever read a book or an article that leaves you feeling incredibly astounded? The power of words could do a lot of wonders and as a writer, your challenge does not only rely on getting your readers notice your works, but more importantly, it’s being able to leave an impression on your reader’s minds after they have read your piece. An outstanding writer does not only get the attention of his readers, but also creates a footprint on them; someone that could make his reader evaluates and questions their thoughts about everything. You do not have to be William Shakespeare to hook your readers. Even if you are just a beginner in the field of writing, or just thinking to start a blog, read on the tips below to be able to rock your reader’s mind.
8 Writing Tips That Makes You Unique From Others:
Start with a stunning headline
A headline is the most important part of your article or book as majority your reader would decide whether to read your article or not based on your headline. Your headline is like that shining and inviting sign of a restaurant which draws its customers in. Your headline should be exceptionally interesting to draw the attention of your readers. An eye-catching headline should use interesting adjectives and follow the four U’s which are: your headline should be unique, ultra-specific, should convey a sense of urgency and should be useful.
Be a Special Conversationalist
As a writer, you have to be well-learned to a lot of things, or at least to the topics that you are writing about. Being a good conversationalist requires skills and practice. Readers would more likely continue reading your work if they get a lot of information or learn something new. Just like in oral conversation, make sure that your content would be engaging and interactive to your readers. Research on the topics that you are writing about or talked to people that have a firsthand experience on your topic to make sure that the content of your writing is accurate, informational and engaging at the same time.
Grab the Line Break
Line break is a device in poetry which is used at the end of a line and the beginning of the next line. Using line breaks in your writing is important as line breaks could provide dynamism in your work. They provide a way in which poetic forms stress contents with strength and consequential meanings. You can place your line breaks within other HTML elements such as tables, paragraphs, headings and lists. You can also use it to solve formatting issues and save page layout issues.
Add highly applicable links
Using hyperlinks in your writing content can make a difference on the effectiveness and credibility of your work. If you are citing a reference or naming a source, adding hyperlinks is a must since this will give impression on your readers that you have done your research instead of just creating your own hearsay. Readers also tend to keep on your site longer if you are referencing your articles as they are being routed to another page with the same or relevant topics that they are interested in.
Use sound caption
Most of the readers are visual so they would more like to look in the photograph first, then to the caption below the photo. Your caption should be intriguing with context and background information so that readers will look back at the picture and could see something new. Since you have already caught their attention with the photo and the sound caption below it, they would then go to the content of your story. Caption should be interesting and attention-catching and should provide information to the readers that they can’t get from just looking at the photo. Through your sound caption, your reader would want to look at the story.
Break up your text
Text breaks are used by authors when they want to insert a space but not a new chapter or section. Using text breaks on your writing content is important as give your reader time to rest, create a change of scenery in the middle of the chapter or paragraph, insert a new story line which is outside the current narrative, provides flashback to an earlier event and provide a backstory or explanation to the main event.
Create a parting words that linger
Just like the beginning of your content, the last sentence is as important as most readers would remember the last words in your story. To make your parting words linger, you can use a poetic technique like repetition and rhyme. Readers would follow all your story works if the parting words of your story had creating a lasting impression on their mind.
Add summary of the main points at the end
Having a summary added at the end of your story is important as it reminds your readers of the main points in your story line. It helps them understand the content better and refreshes their memory with the points of information that they have learned. Summary should be brief and concise.
Take all of these writing tips in mind and apply them the next time you write an article or story. Your readers would definitely consider you now as one of their favorite writers.
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