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Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence

Five Steps to Crafting A Great First Sentence | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

The infamous first sentence. It can't be too long, it can't be too short. It has to have a deep meaning, it needs to hook the reader. You MUST make it interesting.


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Penelope's curator insight, July 24, 2014 8:21 PM

 

Every piece of writing, whether short or long, must begin with a first sentence. We could argue the day away on what should make up the components of said sentence.

 

One thing we know for sure. It should draw in the reader, and evoke emotion enough to keep them reading.

 

Jordan's article gives us five food-for-thought steps to craft our first sentence. Her first recommendation is to use your imagination. What is the story about? This is your first chance to make a good impression. Don't blow it. Read on for four more excellent suggestions.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://jewelsfromjordan.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/five-steps-to-crafting-a-great-first-sentence/

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Story First, Writing Second – Especially Come November | Writing Rightly

Story First, Writing Second – Especially Come November | Writing Rightly | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

I spent the morning working with a very talented writer. An extremely well-placed agent had recently rejected her manuscript, but told her that he’d be happy to consider a revision, or anything else...


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Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:19 PM

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♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, March 15, 2014 12:27 PM

Everyone has a story!

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:46 PM

Great article Penelope ! Congrats !

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How to Be a Writer: 210 Tips - Writing Rightly

How to Be a Writer: 210 Tips - Writing Rightly | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do you wonder how to be a writer? These 201 tips will help you become the writer you were born to be.

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Penelope's curator insight, January 7, 2014 8:25 PM

 

Let's start the new year out right, shall we?

 

For your reading and writing pleasure: A treasure trove of 201 tips for even the most seasoned of writers that should trigger fingers to begin flying across keyboards.

 

Write for yourself; write for others. Whichever it is, just write!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article:  http://writetodone.com/how-to-be-a-writer/

 

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, January 8, 2014 3:16 PM

A good New Year resolution, to write properly follow Penelope tips.

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Break Out of that Writing Rut! Tell--Don't Show and Write More of What You Love - PHILOSBOOKS

Break Out of that Writing Rut! Tell--Don't Show and Write More of What You Love - PHILOSBOOKS | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Writing is hard work. You are faced with a blank sheet of paper. Don't let this stop you.


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Mick D Kirkov's comment, April 3, 2014 12:14 AM
Perhaps love, as you wrote and they sing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGIfE9uhxSE - will port you out of the sick mood. As to my "stopping", old love doesn't rust, explains.
Ali Anani's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:11 AM

love writing what you love

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, May 6, 2014 5:45 PM

Writing is love

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The Secrets of How to Write Short | TIME.com

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"America's writing coach" explains how to artfully write a tweet, epitaph or ransom note."


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Penelope's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:41 PM

 

Brevity is beautiful.

 

Short is the new hot.

 

Polish your prose.

 

Land your keyword at the end.

 

Read on for the secrets.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/08/14/the-secrets-of-how-to-write-short/

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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing Rightly

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing Rightly | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:07 PM

 

If you want to be a full-time author or blogger, always strive to perfect your craft. There's always room for improvement.

 

This article is full of those numbered lists we love so much. Read, pick a number, implement, and give your writing an instant facelift!

 

Forget the fillers! Dump wimpy words! Trim the flab! are a few.

 

What's your favorite?

 

 ***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://boostblogtraffic.com/editing-tips/

donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 2014 9:00 AM

(From the article): Fortunately, editing isn’t rocket science. If you have someone to show you how.

 

So let’s break down the rules that’ll help you transform your unremarkable draft into a perfectly polished post.

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, July 16, 2014 6:02 PM

Very useful secrets !

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6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing | Positive Writer

6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing | Positive Writer | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You can tighten up your writing without losing your voice or compromising your writing style.

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Penelope's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:37 PM

 

The more you write, proofread and edit, the more adept you become at spotting bulging and unnecessary word fat. Six quick tricks is a fast read to help you do just that. Which one of the six do you need to work on?

 

My favorite was #3, simply because I love the word "circumlocution." Has quite a ring to it. It means: don't be too wordy. Don't use two words when one will do. Three instead of four. Pick the best adjective out of two.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://positivewriter.com/tighten-your-writing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PositiveWriter+%28Positive+Writer%29

 

Paige durand's curator insight, February 5, 2014 8:42 PM

This is a really useful article since it gives 6 ways to clean up your writing. I like how it almost forces you to do everything you've been doing wrong and through it away. Like myself i have a problem of using words repetitively and my work sometimes sounds out of order. this article tells you how to fix that in the simplest of ways.

Penelope's comment, February 5, 2014 8:43 PM
I agree!
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Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell-Don't Show-and Write More of What You Love! via PHILOSBOOKS

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Writing is hard work. You are faced with a blank sheet of paper. Don't let this stop you.


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Mick D Kirkov's comment, April 3, 2014 12:14 AM
Perhaps love, as you wrote and they sing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGIfE9uhxSE - will port you out of the sick mood. As to my "stopping", old love doesn't rust, explains.
Ali Anani's curator insight, April 30, 2014 2:11 AM

love writing what you love

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, May 6, 2014 5:45 PM

Writing is love

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Scribophile - Writing Rightly

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"He Said, She Said: Dialog Tags and Using Them Effectively."


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Penelope's curator insight, October 30, 2013 6:01 PM

 

Dialogue can trip up even the most seasoned of writers. You can read about it all day long, but until you're actually writing and needing to use dialogue tags (or speech tags), you'll probably skip over this stuff.

 

Think of these tags as signposts, pointing to who is actually doing the talking. Each tag contains at least one noun or pronoun. (said, asked, whispered, remarked).

 

Susannah said

the clerk asked

she said and took off her coat

he said, looking sad

 

As I am writing my current novel, I sail merrily along, adding in some dialogue tags with ease, and getting myself mired in the mud at others.

 

Do I use he said or she said? Where does that comma go? Should I use a more expressive tag?

 

One thing to keep in mind: the "he/she said," or "he/she asked" will disappear in the reader's mind, while adding in an expressive tag will make it stick out like a sore thumb.

 

Read on if you, too, need a college lesson in drumming up the proper speech tag.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.scribophile.com/academy/he-said-she-said-dialog-tags-and-using-them-effectively

 

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:44 PM

Tis is how dialog tags should be used.