"Don't write words. Write music." How to write something people will actually read!

Last Update: November 28, 2015

Here's another amazing article I have read recently. I have been struggling with improving the readability of my posts, and this article offers quite solid advice on how to write in a more attention-grabbing manner. Something people will actually read.

The most practical advice I took away from this article is how to vary the length of my sentences. Short sentences do work. But having too many short sentences makes a paragraph boring. Short sentences, thoughtfully intercepted by medium and long sentences, actually holds the reader's attention for a bit longer.

Another good advice from this article is to make your writing seem effortless. Make it look like it's a breeze to write and to read. Even though it is not. It almost never is. You probably spend five hours whipping out something that takes five minutes to read. But make it look easy nevertheless. Because if it looks easy to write, it is often easier to read. Don't make it a chore for your readers to read: cut down on the technicalities and jargons, instead show them how much fun you had writing what they see.

Hope this helps. Here's the original post:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/251528?utm_sou...


By the way if you're into more reading, I do recommend Entrepreneur.com as a source of reference. Happy blogging, and thanks for reading!

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Funkydunc208 Premium
That article link was so informative. Editing the flab. A piece like this is just what i needed as a reminder of the constant but satisfying work writing can be.
Thank you for sharing.
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ginax Premium
Great to know you found the article helpful! :) and you're most welcome!
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KatieMac Premium
Great post and I did enjoy the article from Entrepreneur thanks for sharing it around
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ginax Premium
Thanks Katie! And it's a pleasure :)
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GregKey Premium
Nice and catchy headline :)
Thanks for sharing!
Greg
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ginax Premium
Thanks Greg! :)
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rossky Premium
"Such a difficult writing this easy reading is"
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ginax Premium
Lol!
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Jozeph Premium
Hi Van
A good rule of thumb is to just sit and write, don't over think your first draft, let it flow naturally

On blogs, write straight through, don't stop to go back and edit, just keep going.

Write as you would speak it, T

The second time, go over it, and read it out loud, feel where it's not quite right and fix it. This is your second draft.

Then go over it again for your final edit.

Thanks for the great post :)
Joseph.
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ginax Premium
Nicely said. "The anxious writer seldom writes". Getting over the desire for perfection at first shot is very often the solution to getting it done. Thanks Jozeph for your great advice! :)
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Jozeph Premium
I actually wrote a humorous blog on here earlier this year, I think You might enjoy it. It's called "Write Drunk, and Edit Sober".
I had to leave for a bit, just got back yesterday, I still have to rewrite my profile. However, feel free to head on over, I got some good posts there about writing :)
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ginax Premium
Absolutely :) thanks Jozeph!
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