Listen, You Have to Wrap Your Arms Around What It Means to Write Great Content

It’s an opportunity to build your experience and audience

Cathy Coombs
ILLUMINATION

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Reading and hearing advice about writing is like hearing all the advice from experienced parents to new parents. Not all pieces of advice work because you have to consider so many different factors. What might work for you may not work for me and vice versa.

Great title, including a subtitle, great image, and quality content. Then, boom, you have a hit…you believe anyway. Well, it depends on how many people find your story.

You put in all the time to tell a really good story, but you didn’t tell it well. Your readers stopped reading. You had weak content and you failed to proofread your sentences, and your sentences were too long. Is this you?

Even Ernest Hemingway learned back in the day when he was working for The Kansas City Star that you keep your sentences short, get to the point quickly with brief opening paragraphs and that it’s better to be positive than negative.

You know what they teach journalists — answer the Ws! Who, what, when, where, and why? Answering these can apply to any subject you write about even if you’re not a journalist. What you choose to write about should include content that answers these…

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Cathy Coombs
ILLUMINATION

Writer, content writer, author. I love stories that share history and the stories they give birth to. Website: https://cjcoombs.com/