It takes a little more than pure inspiration to write that killer content, be it a blog post, novel or article. Although the idea is the kernel to any great literary dish, you should always have on hand the following ingredients to lift your words to the writer’s equivalent of haute cuisine. A little tweak to your writing will create compelling content.
You may find taking these ideas with more than a pinch of salt is just what you need. But you shouldn’t assume that you need all these ingredients all the time, mix and match; experiment.
There are many more ingredients for compelling writing you could use, but these are my top five:
The reader can be drawn in with any geographical or experiential situation that they can identify with. Create the ‘I’ve been there’ factor.Consequence – Try to make the content deal with matters that have an effect; create consequence in what you write.
Try to make the content deal with matters that have an effect; create consequence in what you write.
Go on you know you want to, go all out for the cute vote, the shaggy dog story at the end of the news keeps you hanging on for the weather report. Alternatively, the opposite is also true, a report on the cost to life of any disaster can be a compelling read.
Action and intensity… if you’re writing a story, this is a must, but it can be quite a good addition to any writing.
Pique that mind and interest that soul. Let eyes pour over your words, washing them into the bowl that awaits like open mouth – sometimes being weird works, trust me, I’m an editor.
Remember these are ingredients, it is up to you how you use and mix them, and add a few more of your own. Pull out your paper and pen and sprinkle those ingredients on your writing.
And now, there are a five more ingredients to add to your larder
Five more ingredients of compelling writing
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