How to Adapt Writing Style to Various Topics
Every writer has a preferred style of writing, but occasionally all writers have to write something outside of their favourite genre, whether it is fiction, articles, children’s stories, essays, content writing, or a forum contribution. Switching form one style to another can be challenging, but these simple tips will help you along the way.
First of all, if you usually write on your laptop, start out with pen and paper instead. Changing the way you normally write should help you get attuned to doing something different.
Always consider your readers. What is it that you want to tell them and how? Think of a compelling headline to pique the reader’s curiosity. Also, one of the best ways to capture readers attention is to promise them something. For example, if you are advertising a betting website, mention amazing bet365 offers that punters should check out and huge bonuses that are waiting for them.
Even if you need to write on a variety of topic, you can still create a basic format: e.g. a short introduction, followed by several body paragraphs, with a few concluding sentences in the end. This makes writing much easier: when you have the basic format, thats one less thing to think about.
If you are blogging, keep it to the point. No matter what the topic is, you should have one single message per article, to keep your readers engaged.
Try writing the way you speak, it will give your text a natural flow thus making it easier to read. Writing on various topic is not that different from talking to friends about these same topics.
Introductory section should keep your readers interested. In fiction, this section serves to warm up the reader to the main idea, and it is OK to make it long and filled with details. However, if you are writing online content, you need to do the exact opposite. The best approach is to get to the point quickly, by explaining what your readers will learn from your article, i.e. what useful information you will provide.
Consider using informative subheads to guide your readers and make the text more systematic. That way, readers can immediately know what they can expect and whether it interests them. They will usually skim through the subheads, so make sure yours are captivating.
Whatever your topic is, you need to develop your points logically and support your premise with convincing arguments and data. This tip is useful both in academic writing as well as in content writing, and even fiction must follow a certain logical structure if it is to be readable at all.
Using short paragraphs will make your text easier to read. This is especially important when writing for internet. Ideally, paragraphs shouldnt exceed 34 sentences. Inserting bullets and numbering is also a good idea.
Also pay attention to the tone. For example, if you are writing a news article about politics, your tone should be mostly neutral, whereas if you are writing about sport or a fun music festival you can make it more cheerful or passionate, to convey the excitement of the event to the readers.
Conclude with a summary and encourage people to take action informed by what theyve just read.
Your style should thus always be adjusted to the purpose and should always take readers into account. You must also pay attention to the medium you are writing in: books, magazines and online content all require a different style.
Stick to these basic guidelines and you will be able to adjust your style to any topic. Happy writing!