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How To Develop Your Writing Style

Think about style of your writing base on your creativity and skill. As a blog writer you have to alert and concern about your writing style in order to get more attention from the readers. In any discussion of writing, the word style means way in which an idea is expressed, not the idea itself. Style is form, not content. A reader usually picks up a story because of content but too often puts it down because of style. Writing should be conversational. That does not mean that your writing should be an exact duplicate of speech; it should not. Your writing should convey to the reader a sense of conversation. It should furnish the immediacy and the warmth of a personal conversation.

There is no subject that cannot be made fascinating by a well-informed and competent writer. And there is no subject that cannot be quickly turned into a literary sleeping pill by an incompetent writer. Down here you can see the contrast of being creative to twist a story in two versions. Different style but still the same storyline. You will see that while both paragraphs contain the same information. "A" version has style, and makes all difference.

Section A

"There wasn't any noise at six A.M., and nobody was up yet. The wind was about the way you'd want it, and everything was pretty much okay. If you got up and took a look out the window, you could tell that summer was beginning."

Section B

"It was a quiet morning, the town covered over with darkness and at ease in bed. Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this indeed was the first real time of freedom and living, this was the first morning of summer."

Listen To What You Write

Writing is not a visual art any more than composing music is a visual art. To write is to create music. The words you write make sounds, and when those sounds are in harmony, the writing will work. So think of your writing as music.

Read aloud what you write and listen to its music. Listen for dissonance. Listen for the beat. Listen for gaps where the music leaps from sound to sound instead of flowing as it should. Listen for sour notes. Is this word a little sharp, is that one a bit flat?

There are no good sounds or bad sounds, just as there are no good notes or bad notes in music. It is the way in which you combine them that can make the writing succeed or fail. It's the music matters.

"If you cannot be a poet, be a poem"