Barbara McNichol, expert editor and author was my special guest. Barbara offered a FREE download of her 10 Top Techniques for Perfecting Your Prose So You Can Write Like a Pro.
You may download your own copy of this helpful tool by going to http://www.barbaramcnichol.com/.
Here's the first 3 of Barbara's top 10 techniques. I will include the remaining 7 techniques later this week.
10 Top Techniques for Perfecting Your Prose So You Can Write Like a Pro
As a writer with a message to share and a story to tell, you want to communicate clearly so your readers will do, think, or remember exactly what you want.
Keep this list in front of you the next time you write an article or chapter, and refer to it as you craft your paragraphs.
#2. Show, Don’t Tell
Do your best to describe what’s happening without using adverbs and adjectives. e.g., Don’t say, “She felt sad” when you can say “tears rolled down her cheek.” Don’t say, “She was happy to get the compliment” when you can say something like “she skipped around in a circle, her mood lightened by the compliment she received.”
#3. Add Alliteration (and Other Figures of Speech)