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MoRe SynOnyms! - be more sensual
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DO YOU DO YOU
A THOUSAND TIMES DO YOU
EVOKE THE SENSES!
Some people can't spell. Some are able to communicate in words that deliver such shock value they penetrate. Some are good at invoking readers' senses. Some are better at building suspense than others are. Some tend to be better at getting to the facts quickly.
Maybe you don't even find your own writing compelling. Maybe yours just doesn't measure up to others. It doesn't matter. Don't be tempted to copy others. Learn from them, but don't copy them.
Do you. Write what needs to pour out of your brain. Release your gift through your finger tips. Just get it out there. You might be what the world is waiting for.
---Side note: Do you watch X-Factor or American Idol? If so, have you caught on that it usually works against a performer to do Whitney, Adele or Mariah? Have you caught on what they mean when musicians are told they are doing karaoke? Don't do it. Don't try to be someone else just because they're successful--
Yes, it always helps to write for the reader. There are a lot of different readers out there, though. Some of us can't stand wading through flowery speech. I might like to hear what I'm reading was written in the fall so I have context, but I don't necessarily care to know how much you love to hear the sound of crunching leaves under your feet, or how you adore the scent of wood burning in fireplaces.
I just read an editor's critique for a writer trying to put together a fiction story. When I read the editor's version, she'd added in things the original author hadn't said even hinted at. Yes, the editor's version was more compelling, but if the writer uses the suggestions, doesn't it change her story? Doesn't it make her inauthentic?
What I'm trying to say is, don't get caught up in following all the rules or trying to write a book that will sell tons of copies. Do you. If you don't have what it takes to sell tons of copies, plan to make bill paying money another way.
Today there are too many people trying to do him, or her.