Three Ways Writers Can Get Noticed Without Being Annoying

Season your words and actions with grace

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When writers show (and share) grace, strangers become friends, followers, and fans.

Let’s look at 3 ways to do that.

Favor

We want to be our reader’s favorite.

Treat your reader like a friend. Wouldn’t you rather read something a friend wrote?

Strangers only get our attention when they serve our needs. Help someone get what they want and the door to friendship will open.

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Connect

We want to connect like friends do. And we want them to come back and spend time with us.

Feed readers words that make their lives brighter. Love them by showing up when they need you. Shelter them by steering them away from ideas that can hurt them.

When they see you care, they’ll consider you a friend — and look forward to what you write next.

Courtesy

If you write often enough, and are honest enough, someone will criticize you.

Courtesy is treating others the way you want to be treated — with dignity, grace, and respect. It’s the oil that eases the friction of disagreement. And it might just keep you alive when you’re in the lion’s den.

Now Do This

One thing you can do to inject grace into your writing is avoid using the word “I”.

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