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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
applies.

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
does.

Avoid using passive verbs: is, was, am,
like.

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.
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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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