This simple technique can turn your writing from mediocre, to awesomely dynamic – literally overnight…
Let’s face it, you’re blog posts are lame. Yes they contain useful information. They’re well written and your English teacher would be proud. However they’re flat, lack balls and no one’s interested.
What you need is for your words to have life. They need to sparkle and bounce out from the page. You don’t have to study for years to be able to do this. I believe it’s in all of us. Here’s how it’s done…
How do you make your articles kick ass?
It’s simple. You have to feel an emotion when you’re writing. If you want your article to be dynamic, then you have to feel dynamic. You’ve got to have that rumble in your stomach like you’re going to war.
When you’re feeling an emotion, allow it to flow into your writing. The amazing thing is that your readers feel the same emotions you’re feeling. It’s channelled intuitively by your choice of words, the structure of your sentences and your rhythm. There’s no extra study or lessons needed – your gut will take care of this.
Emotion gives your writing power. This is what grabs people. If you can make your readers feel emotion when reading your content, you’ve got ‘em hooked. They will love your content, and never forget you.
When you’re writing an article, think about what emotional state you want your readers to feel when reading it. You may want to inspire, make them feel angry, make them laugh, or make them cry.
Once you’ve decided, YOU have to feel this emotion in order to let it flow into your writing. You can’t fake it so don’t even bother trying.
Find a way to whip yourself up into an emotional state, then write.
How do you get into an emotional state?
A good way to get yourself into a particular emotional state is to think about something emotive from your past. Relive the experience in your head, and the feelings will come back. Grab those feelings and use them to write.
Find a memory from your past that evokes the same emotion you want your readers to feel.
If you can do this right you’ll find your standard of writing goes up a notch or two overnight – it can make that much difference. It will take you to the next level.
Another way to feel the emotion is to read or watch something that will get you into that mindset. If you want to write something inspirational, then find a movie clip or an article that will help you feel this way. Maybe Rocky will help! If you’re writing something humorous then watch comedy.
You may find your own way of getting into a particular emotion – great. I would love you to share this in the comments. It doesn’t matter how you do it as long as it works.
People will LOVE you
When writing with your emotions, people will love your writing. You’ll no longer be pretending to be popular. Instead of mutually back patting other bloggers, people who matter will compliment you.
This gains you real followers, shares, and natural links. This is the life blood of a blog. That’s why you HAVE to write with emotion if you want to make it as a blogger.
Dry words on a page are not inspirational and they are not memorable. Words that carry emotion are.
Put it into action
Spend 5 minutes before you write. Decide what emotion your want your readers to feel, then find a way to get there yourself. Get fired up and feel wonderful and dynamic. Growl out loud like a tiger and bring out your inner animal. Do whatever it takes to feel a powerful emotion – and then write.
This will quickly become a habit, and your writing standard will explode.
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