by Paige Thompson
Try to follow these steps if you want to learn how to write so that people will be compelled to take action based on your words and will only read what you write.
You need to identify persuasive writings and examine the writing style. Think of the last time you read something which made you take action. Was it a simple headline for an ad that caught your attention or was it an inspiring story in the local paper?
By reading actively, you can then examine the persuasive writings that you have identified.
For most people, it's natural to read passively. You see some text which catches your eyes and before you know it, 30 minutes have passed. At most, you get a good feeling if you've learned something from the text. But you can't build your writing skills by just reading passively.
Things that catch and keep your attention what you should start browsing and reading. Study and analyze the text. What are the words that are being used? What length are the sentences and paragraphs? Have you figured out the tone of the message? How does the author transition from one paragraph to the next?
What is the main point the author is trying to convey? Do you know who the author is writing to? These are some examples of what you may want to study in depth.
You get a variety of examples to follow because you want to read text from many different authors. If you try to read actively for a while, then writing in a way that is more attractive to others but also attractive to you is what you'll naturally begin to do.
You will be apt to write more if writing becomes easier for you. As they say, the more you practice, the better you get. Getting more comfortable just writing is probably the biggest step that you have to take. Once you're comfortable then you'll start writing more without hesitation.
To read more actively, write down what you're reading. That's right, the words you read should be copied onto a blank piece of paper or legal pad. You can actually examine the words and sentence structure because this will force you to read slower.
A skill that any marketer should try to perfect is persuasive writing. If you have the ability to write persuasively then this can help win you more friends in all the right places even if you outsource your copy writing.