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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Word Power

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Everything, anything, written with
word power grabs the reader's
attention. Word power means
the piece flows well. It causes
the reader to think, act, feel
better, or push a negative feeling
to the surface.

"How do I write like that?" You
looked out the window.

First, determine what the thesis,
premise, of what you're writing is.

In other words, what point are you
aiming for?

State that argument in fifteen
words or less. Why? It helps to
keep you on target with the subject.

Every word, paragraph, follows the
subject matter. Discuss one
subject at a time.

Sometimes, it's hard. Still, narrow
it down. It's confusing to read
several topics at once. You'll
ramble, and the reader tunes your
work out. He/she then moves on to
the next author.

The first line grabs, holds, the
reader's attention.

"How?" You asked.

Ask a question, or tell an
interesting story. Did something
new, exciting, happen in a
particular industry, world? It has
to pertain to the subject you're
writing about.

Try not to be long-winded. People
are short on time, patience. Most
people multi-task. It's best to cut-
out any unnecessary words. Each
word pulls its weight, and mixes into
the subject.

Of course, writing pieces will be
longer or shorter, depending on
your needs. However, this format

Each paragraph glides along from
the previous one. There shouldn't
be the 'did I miss it' feeling.

Action verbs pump-up writing.
They add spice.

Action verbs are: hopped, jumped,
dashed, motioned,
shattered, explode.

"How will I know an action verb?" A
few asked.

Action verbs show action. It expresses
what a person, animal, thing, or nature

Avoid using passive verbs: is, was, am,

Finally, the conclusion leaves the
reader wanting more.

Write successfully by knowing your
thesis before you begin writing.
Walk through one subject at a time.
Make sure the first line grabs, holds,
the reader's attention. Load-up on
action verbs, and depart with a hook.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Writing Is Therapeutic

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Writing therapy is writing down
your feelings, painful memories,
situations you can't seem to
move on from, or why you're

Writing is an out-let for negative
energy. It allows you to see
those feelings outside of yourself,
and then put them into perspective.

The therapeutic avenue is visited
with a therapist or a counselor.

In this post, I'm going to explain
how to use writing therapy privately.

In reality, some people, for whatever
reason, can't visit an office to do it.

Use writing therapy by writing out
each detail of a painful memory.
If it becomes too hard, stop. Never
force yourself. Put away the writing
exercise. Work on it tomorrow.

The process can be slow. It could
take weeks, months, but working
through an issue is worth it. Be
patient with yourself.

There will be times when you can't
look at what you wrote. Still, don't
stop using the technique. Return
in three days, six days.

Reason out why you're having a
difficult time before writing again.

Take a separate writing pad to
jot down why you're shying
away from therapy writing. Look
at it. Come to terms with it. You'll
feel better, and it's a major

Writing therapy will relieve
stress, and help you understand
life better.

The key is to have the courage
to do it. It's not easy.

A person was involved in a shooting,
for example. It's, without a doubt,

Anger serves no useful purpose.
Take that anger, fear, to a pad,
computer, and write about it.
Don't leave a detail out. Pour all
your inner feelings into it.

How did you feel at that moment?
How did you get in that situation?
What steps can be taken to avoid
such circumstances in the future?
Forgive the person? Forgive
yourself? What did you learn from
the experience? What is your life
like? How have you changed?
Become a better person?

Writing therapy can be applied to
a successful job too.

"How?" You asked.

Download the cause(s) of your
stress, and use writing therapy.
Where is the stress coming from?
Is there a better way to handle it?
Adjust your work schedule? List
suggestions to yourself. Execute

In conclusion, writing therapy
addresses any problem. Simply,
write about it. Take your time.
If it's too difficult, put it aside.
Come back tomorrow. Keep
working on the issues, problems,
until you've gained control back,

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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