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April 06, 2011

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Billy Kirsch

Great tips Daphne. As a songwriter I can't stress enough the power of metaphor, story, narrative to draw a reader in. And I often read my blog posts out-loud before posting. You'd be surprised how often I edit after reading out loud, thanks!

Tony

I hate PR. But you make some good points that apply to all writers. Your "metaphor expert" was a shameless and unforgivable plug. Reading her site was like getting slapped in the face with a dead fish over and over again. Btw, that was a simile, the little cousin of the metaphor. :)

SetSocial

Great article and definitely worth reading by bloggers and web content creators. I like the suggestion of reading things out loud... not only did it remind me of high school and writing papers, but it's the easiest way to identify run-on/confusing blocks.

Stuart G.

The late columnist/author Jim Bishop once told me he believed great writers are avid readers. I find it difficult to argue with that.

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