Writing Tips Revealed - part 5
DETERMINE THE PURPOSE OF YOUR TEXT
What is the purpose of your text?
Should your text inform or rather amuse the reader, do you want to sell stuff or just want to express an opinion?
There are four different types of texts with each their own purpose:
- Informative texts i.e. an actual news message: readers are moving towards an opinion without the writer's judgment or opinion, they're going to think for themselves, the information is objective.
- Opinion forming texts i.e. columns or reviews: with the writer's view, a reader can determine his or her own opinion.
- Persuasive texts i.e. advertising and marketing texts: the writer tries to convince the reader to buy or to sell.
- Amusing texts i.e. a novel or poetry book: these texts are intended mainly for the pleasure of the reader and the author him/herself.
(to be continued)