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As I mentioned in my comment to Tracy M, my draw literally dropped when I read my name. What's the big deal, you ask? I'm getting an award based on my writing. Not my niceness, nor my ability to say rude things on many a community site (I'm good at that, sadly); it's for writing. From Tracy M! Believe you me, I consider this a great honor.
Here is the description of the award:
"...ROAR Award for good writing. The rules for being A Roar for Powerful Words recipient are that I share three writing tips and pass the award on to three more bloggers worthy of recognition and esteem..."
My Rules? For writing? I really love Tracy's. Mine? I only have two:
- Re-read the post several times. Even after publishing it. Re-read it. Edit mistakes. I always have several!
- Don't be too extreme in every post. Too depressing, too happy, too petty, too angry, too boring. Occasional extremism is welcome. But in every post? That's a quick way to chase off readers.
- Write about anything. You can make the mundane sound brilliant, and the brilliant sound mundane. Just try. If you don't, then how can you get better?