Are you publishing new content consistently but not getting any comments, referrals or inquiries? It’s possible that something about the way you write is turning readers away instead of attracting them.
I’ve put together my list of the top three reader-repelling habits to watch for in your writing, and I’m going to present them in a free call on Wednesday, September 8, 2010.
Today’s preview gives you a chance to do some detective work and start searching your writing for the first habit.
Reader-repelling habit #1: The long and winding sentence
My sister Ruth was editing for me recently and she tactfully pointed out that I hadn’t practiced what I teach. The culprit? A very long run-on sentence. Ooops. That’s why we ALL need help with our writing.
You probably already know if this is one of your habits. A sure-fire way to spot it is to read your work out loud.
- Do you run out of breath before you finish any of your sentences?
- By the end of the sentence, do you forget what the beginning of the sentence was about?
How the long and winding sentence repels your readers: Relationships are built on feelings. If a long and winding sentence leaves your reader feeling confused or disoriented, they will associate those feelings with you the next time they see your name.
Free Call: The Top 3 Reader-Repelling Habits to Watch for in Your Writing
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Time: 9:30 a.m. Eastern
- How to reign in your run-on sentences
- The other two reader-repelling writing habits and how to address them
- What a coach for pastors can teach you about web content writing
- And more!
- You can also join the Club and devote the whole day to your writing!
As part of the call, we’ll have a webinar segment where you can see examples of these reader-repelling habits, and how I reverse them to improve the final product.