I’ve heard it said that it’s better not to use cliches in one’s writing and it’s better to say it a more imaginative, colorful way. Eschewing that rule, I used two cliches in a 200-word article I wrote some years ago and I didn’t mind.Continue reading “Cliche or inventive?”
One may grow out of writing articles for one reason or another, but I hope my published articles inspired, encouraged or made someone think, in terms of what the article was saying to a specific reader, who might have been seeking an answer, or food for thought, on the topic I raised. Some people need answers to a topic – such as how does one go about complaining about a film? And why would one go deeper into analyzing a film? And so on. It just depends on who’s reading the article and if the article is a right fit for a specific person on the day, among the readers the writer is reaching, no matter the “page views”.
The headline, the opening paragraph and the photos all come together to set the tone for the article. In other words, these elements can frame the idea of the article.Continue reading “Framed well”
Do small touches make the difference to an article? Like a slight tweak, a slight delete, a shortening, a change of word? Emphatically, yes! But it depends. Sometimes, it wouldn’t matter, but other times, it may sort out the clutter and expression, say, into something more readable, exciting, or colorful.
There was a period where I again read, but critiqued my own work, because I thought it wasn’t as readable as it should have been.Continue reading “Big eyes”
The way something’s written can disguise any sort of attitude, agenda, and intent.
If your too focussed on your research, it can drain rather than sustain.