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Writing a Blog that Gets Responses!

 

What is effective writing?  Effective writing means saying everything that needs to be said… and nothing that doesn’t!

 

Before Writing

 

  1. You need a message!

  2. What’s your inspiration?

  3. Get out of the office!
    a.  Enjoy an interesting life
    b.  Observe people & situations
    c.  Discover your surroundings

  4. Jot down notes when the inspiration/idea hits you

  5. Think “what if?”

 

5 Steps

 

  1. Brainstorm

  2. Group

  3. Write

  4. Organize

  5. Transitions

 

BURGER:

 

  1. Opening (top bun)

  2. Overview (veggies & cheese)

  3. Main Points (the meat)

  4. Summary (condiments)

  5. Closing (bottom bun)

 

Transitional Words

 

  • Comparison: “likewise”, “in comparison”

  • Contrast: “but”, “yet”, “still”

  • Time: “later”, “meanwhile”, “then”, “when”

  • Sequence: “first”, “second”, “third”, “next”, “after”

  • Consequence: “because”, “since”, “as a result”

  • Summary: “in conclusion”, “finally”,Restate the points

 

 

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