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Stop Explaining Yourself And Tell A Story Instead - Todaymade Blog Todaymade Blog. There is always the opportunity to tell a story.

Stop Explaining Yourself And Tell A Story Instead - Todaymade Blog Todaymade Blog

That’s what your reader wants. A good story, even when fiction, isn’t a lie. We find a way to latch onto a story in a way we identify with. We all have the same story with the only difference being the beginning, middle, and end. We go looking for stories in everything and everyone. Readers want a storyteller, not a salesman. Of course it's the same old story. The Qualities Of A Great Story. Tips For Writing Blog Posts That People Want To Read Todaymade Blog. Even a dry blog topic can be made interesting.

Tips For Writing Blog Posts That People Want To Read Todaymade Blog

Did your blog post put several readers to sleep today? Too bad. Even your blog post on how to create a Twitter account could be so awesome that it instills excitement. Using a centuries old technique — if Shakespeare could have blogged, would he? — you can not only keep your reader awake, but you can keep them addicted to your blog. The Fiction Pyramid And You Off the record, we’re going to call it plain old curiosity. The fiction pyramid works for blogs, too. The pyramid looks something like this: Introduction (and inciting incident): The headline, the setup, the introduction of characters and setting. Rising Action: This is where you build your case.

Climax: This is the pinnacle of your argument, your idea, your theory. 11 Ways to Write Damn Good Headlines. I’m going to be bold here and create an ultimatum for bloggers.

11 Ways to Write Damn Good Headlines

Your headline is the most important part of your blog post. Why? Because if you don’t have a great nay, sensational, awe-inspiring headline for your blog post, no one will ever read it. As such, it doesn’t matter if the content is top-notch. It doesn’t matter if you’ve discovered a cure for cancer and you’re telling everybody about it in your post, because no one will click-through from the headline to read it. Sufficiently scared? Good. 1. Everyone already knows that human minds have a thing for list posts. 317 Power Words That'll Instantly Make You a Better Writer.

Ever noticed how some writers have an uncanny ability to toy with your emotions?

317 Power Words That'll Instantly Make You a Better Writer

Within the span of a few pages, you can go from shaking with excitement to bawling your eyes out to flying into a rage and throwing the book across the room. It’s the hallmark of great writing, proof of mastery of the craft, and the yardstick by which aspiring writers measure their work. And it goes beyond storytelling. Sure, taking the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride is essential in novels and short stories, but what about emails, resumes, blog posts, proposals?

They’re all designed to influence the reader in some way. Maybe you want to impress them, get them excited, make them cautious, get them angry, encourage them to keep going, or any number of emotions. So, you might wonder… how? The good news is it can be yours. How to Instantly Become a Better Writer It’s simple: Use power words. Rather than describe what I mean, let’s deconstruct an example from the great Winston Churchill:

17 Powerful Persuasive Writing Techniques. Writing persuasive copy is the goal of every professional copywriter.

17 Powerful Persuasive Writing Techniques

Persuading readers to agree with you can help convert them into paying customers. While it can prove challenging at times, persuasive copywriting can be learned and perfected by following some basic techniques. Here are 17 persuasive writing techniques that are a combination of psychological methods and proven strategies to gain your readers’ trust and get them to agree with you.

Relationship Marketing Series #6, Connect With One Person. Even though (with any luck) you’re marketing to lots and lots of people, no one wants to be a faceless speck in a crowd.

Relationship Marketing Series #6, Connect With One Person

Maybe it’s a result of the industrial age. Yes, we like to be in tribes, but tribes are small, intimate things. A tribe might be 8 people or 80, but it’s not 80,000. The greater the scale we have to deal with in our jobs, our commutes, our grocery stores, or even our churches, the more we look for one-to-one relationships. We’re born alone. Know Who You’re Talking To Marketing 101 tells you to know your market. Demographics are collections of traits. Talk to One Person Whether you’re writing a blog or an email newsletter or a set of postcards or a yellow pages ad, you need to be thinking about Cynthia.

What can you help her out with? What’s not working for Cynthia right now? To get started on that conversation, I found a nice resource on a copywriters’ forum [note: now moved to Michel Fortin's blog, the link's been updated] called the 60-minute naked truth sales letter. A 5-Minute Guide to More Persuasive Copywriting.