How to Write–3 Tips to Make Your Writing Magnetic

When you write, are you enthusiastic about what you share? Do you use word pictures to describe things in an appealing way to your readers? Do you know how to write in a way that engages your reader and enthralls them with your writing?

Last spring, a friend called me, “I have to go to a meeting at this lovely resort, the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, on top of Petit Jean mountain. The drive is scenic and it seemed like something you’d enjoy. I have an extra bed in the room, and wondered if you would like to go along?”

“Well, yes–sounds wonderful.”

We drove up there and she was right, I thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of mountain with its creeks and forests.

During our stay at the Institute, I wandered into the gift store and looked at the handcrafted glass bowls and local pottery.

I ambled over to the children’s section and glanced through the educational toys for my grandsons. An older woman in an elegant turquoise blouse approached me. “That is our children’s toys section. Our book section is around the corner. We have a lot of books on the history of the state.”

She pointed to the enclosed glass box, “We have beautiful blown glass and we also have it in jewelry.  In fact take a look at this.” She held up an exquisite turquoise piece of glass jewelry on a sliver neck ring that curved into an interesting circle in  the front where the pendant hung.
The beauty of the necklace captivated me, “It’s stunning.”

“Yes, this glassware is all handmade by a local artist. Each piece is a little different. We also have handmade soaps, pottery from local potters and books you don’t see everywhere. We have a lot of unusual things.”

She went on about all the store had to offer. The gift store was lovely to begin with but she greatly enhanced it with her descriptions. She wasn’t pushy. She simply engaged me. Suddenly the store and its contents seemed more valuable and precious.  Her descriptions made me want to buy the gift items. In fact they were almost irresistible. I had to leave with something from this store.

How can you do the same in your writing? If you blog or you want to write a story, how can you take something ordinary and make it appealing?

When you write a blog post, devotional or inspiring story, use these tips below.

3 Tips to Make Your Writing Magnetic

1. See the beauty in the everyday things and share it. Think about how you can focus on a beautiful event, and add to its beauty and value as the store clerk did when she held up the stunning necklace. A writer friend of mine is writing a book in which she shares her experiences of love and care for her daughters as the Mother of the Bride. She writes with such warmth that enhances the beauty of the mother, daughter bond.

2. Look for the lessons to be learned from every day events. Recently, one of my students in my “How to Write for Fun and Profit” online writing course, wrote a story about what bike riding meant to her when she was young. She wove an inspiring message in her story and made an ordinary activity totally charming.

3. Use metaphors and similes to give magic your descriptions as you paint word pictures. Stimulate your creativity and come up with riveting ideas to “show” your reader what is going on rather than “tell” them.

If you don’t know how to do this, check out the “How to Write for Fun and Profit” online writing course. Even if you know how to write but you want to improve your writing skills, you will benefit from the course. If you’ve already taken the course, review some of the lessons and practice.  Read books to stimulate your creativity and increase your knowledge how to write well

Creative writing will enhance your blog posts or stories. If you want to make money writing, you will irresistibly draw your customers to you.

Most of all, you will have fun as you learn how to write and express your creativity. Everyone wins when you learn how to write well!

Go Now ~ Enjoy the Gift of Writing!

How do you make your writing magnetic? Share with us in the comments below.

Idea photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

blown glassware photo courtesy of Winthrop Rockfeller Institute Gift Shop