Pumpkin To Crystal Carriage: Powerful Writing Works Magic!

Carla D.

Don’t stop, now!” and “Sequel, please!”
Hallmarks of a reader’s 5-star experience and precisely the reaction authors hope to elicit. This magic doesn’t just happen. It requires more than an intriguing plot, captivating characters, and exquisite

Simple – Powerful writing. Keep the reader hanging on every single word (double drum beat for emphasis) from that all-important opening line to the story’s conclusion. Stated otherwise, avoid composing “a swimming pool book,” one in which the reader can scan a line or two on the page to get the drift. If reading while floating in the pool and the book falls in … no big deal!
The foundational principle in my award-winning book “Write to Influence!” is to make each word count and every second of the reader’s time play to your advantage. Why? Everyone is busy! The author who best leverages the reader’s time usually wins. My writing strategies and Word Sculpting Tools are usually associated with non-fiction – marketing, resumes, submissions for grants, personal performance reviews, essays for college applications. Surprise – they are equally relevant to fiction.
To enthrall the reader, the author should strive to infuse maximum meaning into minimal words...

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