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April 17, 2008

Exploring The Dimensions Of Powerful Writing

I'm exploring the theme of powerful writing this month and inviting readers to contribute with one-liners, guest posts and pieces on their own blogs. 

The results have been electrifying and I'm delighted to have the chance to share some of the posts here today.  There may well be more to follow: watch this space!

Does it make any difference (or So What)? Is it something my children would be proud of? I always wonder what would happen if they stumbled across my blog archives in years to come. Sentimental as it might seem, it tends to be a good gauge of quality writing for me. Powerful writing makes a difference or has a purpose.

There you have it. Powerful writing delivers a message, speaks with authority, communicates simply, takes a risk and makes a difference.

Powerful Writing by wonderwebby

The power for fantastic writing is right there, in you, at this very moment. I don’t want to sound too New Age kind of mystical here, or anything, but it’s true. If you feel motivated to write, if you feel passionate about your writing (even if it’s a series of how-tos), and if you feel the drive … that’s all you really need.

Power Source by --Deb at Punctuality Rules

If I awaken cranky, and say thanks for the good in my life, it changes the nature of my day. Have you ever experienced that? Thanks touches the spirit of others and yours, too - when it burbles up from the heart.

The Power of Thanks by Robyn McMaster at Brain Based Biz

Each sentence or phrase is alive. Like a warm breeze, it can embrace us. Like an eagle it can lift us up, inspire and make us soar. Then like a knife, it can cut right through us. It has the power to make us weep, be angry, laugh or cry.

The Power Within You by Vern at The Idea Dude

If you've time do go and check these posts out: you'll learn something new about the meaning of powerful writing.

If you would like to join the conversation you can write about what powerful writing means to you at your own blog, and so long as you let me have the link I'll include it in a round up post here.

You can also share your answer in 30 words or less: just leave a comment here, send me an e-mail or a message on Twitter (@joannayoung).  They'll get posted in a round-up too!

Joanna Young, The Confident Writing Coach
Because our words count


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What an inspirational topic. I love the fact that so many great blog authors out there are willing to put their minds to work to add to the topic. Will need to think of something I want to say on it myself!

Hi Kathryn

The theme is one that seems to have struck a chord with people. I'm the lucky beneficiary of all this powerful writing!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with...


This theme has certainly struck a strong chord with me. So, a huge thanks to you Joanna!

That's great Cat. Not just your own voice but the power of your own voice, huh? :-)


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