Tips for Crafting Language – by Melissa Donovan…

on Writing Forward:

Have you ever stopped to think about how many different types of writers there are? Novelists, biographers, bloggers, copywriters, poets, screenwriters, and playwrights — just to name a few. Within each type of writing we can find areas of specialization. Some biographers write about celebrities; others focus on politicians. Copywriters can specialize in ad copy or web content. Fiction breaks down into dozens of genres and sub-genres. When you stop to think about it, the world of writing is actually pretty diverse.

But one thing connects all writers: using language as a tool for creation and communication.

Every writer, regardless of what they write, strings words together in an effort to render a desired effect on the reader. Whether we’re trying to stir emotions, entertain, persuade, or inform, words are the foundation — the core building blocks — of our work. And there’s a lot we can do to maximize the resonance of those words by selecting and arranging them with care.

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