Writing for Yourself

Written by Amrit Hallan

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Remember that it's you who arerepparttar conveyor of your ideas, not some other writer you are trying to emulate. If they are your thoughts, then they have to be manifested in your words.

Some writers keep waiting forrepparttar 129689 right moment. Believe me, this isrepparttar 129690 biggest hurdle a writer faces. What'srepparttar 129691 difference between "normal" people and highly successful people? Normal people wait forrepparttar 129692 opportunity, or if they are lucky, they stumble into an opportunity. Onrepparttar 129693 other hand, successful people either create opportunities of their own, or they keep working without getting bothered about opportunities - for them, even smaller chances turn into bigger opportunities. So keep writing without waiting for inspiration, orrepparttar 129694 "right moment". Keep writing, keep writing, and keep writing. For example, when I started working on this article, my brain felt like a stone. I'm down with flue, cold and cough. I slipped inrepparttar 129695 bathroom a few days back so all my joints are dancing a witch-dance of pain. When I decided to write this article, I felt a strange revulsion for my computer screen and my keyboard. I felt like I can never write and I'm not supposed to write. Every individual word felt like a drag. But then I told myself, "Heck I can write whenever I want to!"

I'm writing, and I don't know how this article is going to turn up. I'm writing this for myself. I have decided that I have to write today.

The best way to write is, let yourself loose. Immerse yourself inrepparttar 129696 subject. Get rid of inhibitions. Never let negative thoughts enter your mind. Above all, be sincere with yourself. It's only you who knows who you are and where you stand.

Amrit Hallan is a freelance copywriter, writer and a web developer. He also writes pages that are optimized for search engine rankings. Checkout his site, and read more of his writings at http://www.amrithallan.com


Written by Bob McElwain

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Organize so that other points flow fromrepparttar first torepparttar 129687 end ofrepparttar 129688 piece. To put this another way, later points inrepparttar 129689 piece may be more important than earlier ones, but include them where they best fit withinrepparttar 129690 flow.

Ideally, one builds from a title to a startling conclusion, all as one steady crescendo, with content increasing in significance and impact. In reality, this is seldom possible. Simply arrangerepparttar 129691 points you want to make in a manner your readers will find sensible.

The Secret To Great Paragraphs

The first line matters, butrepparttar 129692 last one matters more. In making this statement I'm at odds with many writer. But I think in terms of flow. Always. Letrepparttar 129693 first line sustain and enhance interest as possible. Letrepparttar 129694 balance ofrepparttar 129695 text makerepparttar 129696 point clearly, but flow intorepparttar 129697 last sentence.

Letrepparttar 129698 last sentence expressrepparttar 129699 essence ofrepparttar 129700 point, to be carried intorepparttar 129701 rest ofrepparttar 129702 piece. When an article is organized in this way,repparttar 129703 reading task is easier. Onlyrepparttar 129704 last sentence in each paragraph needs to be remembered to understand what follows.

These aren't rules. If you look at what is written above, you'll see I did not follow this pattern in all cases. At times it just doesn't work well. Still, accentrepparttar 129705 meaning ofrepparttar 129706 paragraph inrepparttar 129707 last sentence as possible.

The Last Sentence And Transition

The last sentence must also flow as nicely as possible intorepparttar 129708 next paragraph. This encouragesrepparttar 129709 reader to continue and makes for an easier read.

Noterepparttar 129710 paragraph above that begins with, "These aren't rules." This is a distinct break fromrepparttar 129711 prior paragraph. And this is often needed. In this case, similar but related points are made. Whilerepparttar 129712 ideas flow fromrepparttar 129713 paragraphs above, they do not flow from them directly.

Subheadings To The Rescue

Wheneverrepparttar 129714 flow can not be evenly sustained, use a subheading as above. This creates a distinct break fromrepparttar 129715 thinking inrepparttar 129716 previous section, and begins a new one. Sure,repparttar 129717 content underrepparttar 129718 subheading needs to be appropriate. But it may be quite different than content inrepparttar 129719 previous section.

In a more formal piece, I might have used, "Use Subheadings When It Is Necessary To Break The Flow." My style is to punch up subheadings as possible. The one I chose above says nothing to those scanning this piece, and is thus notrepparttar 129720 best choice. But it fits with what is being said.

Wrapping With Snap

Atrepparttar 129721 very least, wrap an article on a positive, upbeat note. Leave your reader nodding his or her head in acceptance. Or with a grunt of surprise. Or a chuckle, maybe. I'm really done with this piece here, but I'll take a shot at a wrap.

Grab your reader byrepparttar 129722 nose with your title andrepparttar 129723 first sentence. Grab real hard. And don't let go of that nose until they've readrepparttar 129724 very last sentence. This is your task as a writer. Do this right, and your readers will never know what an awful thing you have done to them. They will simply say, "Thanks."

Bob McElwain, author of "Your Path To Success." How to build ANY business you want, just the way you want it, with only pocket money. Get ANSWERS. Subscribe to "STAT News" now! mailto:join-stat@lyris.dundee.net

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