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How to write something that catches people's attention

Start becoming aware of things that actually matter by listening to your friends, family, spouse, readers, and yourself.

See yourself as a researcher who is studying your particular subject. The better you observe the details of daily life, the better you can explain them.

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MORE IDEAS FROM To Become A Better Writer, Become A Listener - Darius Foroux

It's about how you write. Every person has a different way of expressing themselves. We can all spot which writers are fake and which ones are real. But when we write, we forget about that. We fail to think of someone a bit sceptical.

When you write, you need to be convinced of what you write. Your biggest enemy is not the sceptic, but the reader who calls you out by simply discarding your writing.

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Becoming a better writer

You can become a better writer by simply becoming more aware of your surroundings.

Writing is mostly strategy. And a big part of writing strategy lies in listening.

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Ask a question. Then listen to the answer. Repeat the process.

You can do this for an article, book or email. Ask, "What are your thoughts?" Then notice what people are really saying. Ignore the extreme stuff. Listen to the ones who leave balanced responses.

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The ability to be a good listener

The idea of being a good listener is almost a cliche. Yet, most of us are terrible at it.

Becoming a good listener is not that difficult if you know where to start and are willing to practice. If cultivated, the quality of your most important relationships will dramatically improve.

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Stephen king

“ If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.”

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How to Become a Better Writer [1/2]

1. Actually write

2. Watch out for repetition (and annihilate it)

3. Weed out clichés

4. Aim for clean, filler-free prose

5. Read... a lot! In a wide range of genre

6. Read again, with a pencil in hand

7. Choose personal over formulaic

8. Experiment to keep your style fresh

9. Sharpen your opening and ending

10. Never forget the big picture

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