How to write effectively? Lessons from a rookie writer!

  • Have one PURPOSE — I initially started writing about topics which were just random thoughts; those posts didn’t really have any purpose. Somewhere midway I realized the importance of purpose and began writing posts with 15 purposes!
  • Get to the POINT — I’m a Toastmaster (by choice) and I have the uncanny habit of building up a story. I began by writing posts that had these huge plots. After a spectacular plot the main point of the post was just a few sentences long. I built up expectations for something ‘life-changing’ but gave ‘textbook’ motivation. This may not affect the viewership of the current post, but will definitely impact the viewership of the upcoming posts. Build up becomes a facade beyond a point.
  • Have a take home MESSAGE — My initial posts were beautifully written (at least I think so), but they lacked take home messages. A take home message is message that the reader can easily remember. Whenever, the reader remembers that message, he/she gets reminded of the post that gave him that message. The more he/she is reminded of your post, the more he/she would want to revisit your posts. Cool trick, eh?

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Abhishek Rathan Athreya

Abhishek Rathan Athreya

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Self-Improvement blogger. Motivational speaker. Technology Enthusiast.