How To Get Your Writing Noticed

By on December 13, 2016
How To Get Your Writing Noticed - Writer's

Writing is a tough old game, and there is nothing worse than pouring your heart and soul into your writing only to find that no one pays the least bit of attention to it. Writing is a hard enough job already - one that requires a lot of self-discipline, patience and practice. Getting others to notice, and read your writing, however, is a different ball game altogether. And for most writers the writing is not enough - for without readers, what are we?

So how do you get people to sit up and pay attention to what you have written? Try these useful tips.

Be different

There is so much content out there that even if you have great knowledge and passion about a particular topic, then chances are someone else has too. If you want to get noticed, you have to be different. But how do you do this? There are a number of things you can try.

Be unique

Present your idea in a way that hasn’t been done before. Think creatively about how you do this. Perhaps you could write it in the form of rap, include loads of artistic diagrams to back up your point, put it into an informative infographic, explore it in way more depth than anyone else, make more points on a list type article then anyone else has and so on. Whatever you do find a way to be unique and you're halfway there.

Be opinionated

Don’t be a wallflower. Say what you have got to say! If you have an interesting opinion or point of view about something (particularly if it is topical), then share it. You won’t have everyone agreeing with you, but if your content starts a healthy debate then you are far more likely to get shares and comments and likes - just be prepared that they won’t all be favourable!

Be empathetic

People like to read things that make them feel listened to and understood. If you can find a common problem and write something that addresses it and empathises with it, and (the ultimate goal) solves it, then people are going to want to read that content and share it with other like-minded people too. Remember people like to have their problems shared, and their opinions validated so being empathetic in your writing can get you a long way.

Be funny

If you can make people laugh, they are bound to sit up and take notice of you. Lively, witty writing which still has a point to make always does well. Obviously this is the hardest one to do, as trying to be funny and actually being funny are often two very different things. However, if you are a witty writer tap into this and use it to get you noticed.

Be patient

It takes dedication and perseverance to get your writing noticed. Often it can be a case of trial and error and lots of practice experimenting with and then honing and refining your writing to get it spot on. However, if you are willing to do this and keep trying, then there is no reason why your writing won’t attract attention.

Every time you sit down to write, think about your message, think about your audience and think about how you can use your creative genius to attract attention and win your readers over. Taking your time to do this over every single piece should get your writing noticed and hopefully will deliver the results you both want and deserve.

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

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