What Interests Readers

what-makes-writing-interesting-nepal-2184940_1920.jpgHow you write about a subject is what makes it interesting to readers. You express your style in your view of a topic, tone toward it and originality in language. Be yourself to create a memorable work of art.

Writing Compelling Non-Fiction

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To write compelling non-fiction books or articles, use techniques of fiction.  Begin with an intriguing introduction. Quickly introduce your cast of characters and setting. Describe the most dramatic incidents in the story. Convey what makes it an important, unique or memorable tale.

Using Rejection

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If your writing has been rejected by editors and agents, use your disappointment in the same way you do success. Let it motivate you to do even better. Set new goals, and identify the strategies needed to achieve them. Your career will soon bloom.

How to Communicate Your Genius

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How do you communicate your genius as a writer? You do it in words–one at a time.

You create what seems impossible in order to capture the mind, heart or soul of readers.  You condense the wisdom of a lifetime into a single work. You reveal some large truth about life in a tiny story, essay or poem. Making people think, feel, hope, believe, laugh or cry is your job.

 

 

An Upcoming Editing Class

editing-class-red-pencilsTo learn how to make your manuscripts more publishable, consider taking my upcoming class on Editing Your Creative Writing for Publication. I will teach it from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 23 and March 2, 2017. This will be offered by the community education program of North East ISD in San Antonio, Texas. To read a description of it in the adult program catalog and to register for it, visit https://communityed.neisd.net. This can help you on your road to success.

The New Year for a Writer

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The start of a new year is a time to assess what you’ve accomplished as a writer in the past one. Consider the risks you’ve taken that have led to your achieving goals. Think about how your courage, confidence and skill have increased. Reflect on what you’ve learned about life, yourself or others that can enrich your future work. All of these steps can help enlighten your understanding of your growth and worth as a writer.