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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Writing Check-List

In writing, it takes more than a few well placed words for vivid images to live. Writers should consult Writing Check-List. Writing ideas, work-in-the-making, are sifted through Writing Check-List, to make your projects better.

Writing Check-List is a writer's tool that should be used frequently.

It's wise to take a break from writing projects. You'll come-back refreshed, and better able to critique. Issues and problems with your work becomes clearer. It's easier to deal with an issue, problem, when you can see it.

Writing Check-List requires question asking like the following.

1. Is your writing understandable?

The night melted into darn...

In my mind, I meant to write dawn. The Check-List pointed out my mistake.

2. Writing projects must be stuffed with vivid images. This applies to fiction and non-fiction.

3. Strong verbs makes reading more interesting.

Bill ran.


Bill dashed.

Dashed tells how urgent the situation is for Bill.

4. Paragraphs move with ease from one to the next.

Each idea begins a new paragraph.

5. Transitions flow from idea to idea, effortlessly.

6. Discard words that's not needed.

Well, it happened, last night, on November 14, 8 p.m.

What word(s) should be discarded.

7. The opening sentence, fiction or non-fiction, must grab the reader's attention.

8. Titles are what potential readers see, usually. The title is an invitation to read your writing
project. The invitation tickles the senses, opens-up disbelief, for example.

This is the hook to catch readers interests. You have only seconds.

In closing, Writing Check-List is a tool to inspire the best fiction or non-fiction within you.

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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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