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Writing with Fluency and Joy

TalkShop writing tipsThrough his career, a writer discovers the many joys of writing. He experiences “flow,” that state of high when writing comes easy, smoothly, and naturally. He stays glued to his seat pounding away at the keys to ride this surge of creativity. At other times, he faces a “writer’s block,“ when no thoughts seems to come. A good writer knows not to force it, regarding it as a passing mood – it is fleeting. In time, he senses his voice that determines his style and forte. As he masters his craft, he perceives a cadence – the rhythm and liveliness created by words effectively used.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO shares, “Cadence is not experienced only in music. It is present in dance, in action, and sounds in nature. It makes a good conversation spirited and animated. When it happens in writing, there is a beat, an energy that makes the ideas come alive. A good writer hears and feels the energy in his words – how they sound together – the accent, lilt, pace, crispness, roll, and sway. As a conductor expertly guides his orchestra, so too must a good writer masterfully use words for fluency, smoothness, and grace.

How does one write with rhythm? Viesca shares these tips:

1. Use active verbs.
2. Keep adjectives and adverbs to a minimum.
3. Vary lengths of sentences.
4. Use precise words instead of vague ones.
5. Pay attention to the sounds your words make.
6. Do away with unnecessary words
7. When the tune is off, revise.
8. Edit and polish.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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