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Garbl's Action Writing Links is an annotated directory of websites that can help you get people to read your writing, keep readers interested and persuade them to respond while they're reading or afterward. In a democracy, we each havethe rightandthe responsibilityto speak out on matters that concern us.
Why do you write or want to write? To entertain? To inform? To explain? To persuade? Those are the most common purposes for writing, at least if you're writing something for someone else to read.
Whatever our purpose in writing, we usually have some hope or expectation that the reader will respond in some way--in what she or he feels, thinks or does.
The response we seek as writers might be subtle, small and invisible, or it might be substantial, enormous and observed by thousands:
Even if you're not interested in writing letters to editors or politicians or getting a news release published, the tips provided by the websites listed here can aid you in making your writing more effective.
In combination with the advice on the Plain Language page, the advice here can help you fulfill your needs as a writer by helping you meet the needs of the people to whom you write.
Speaking Out: Your Right. Your Responsibility.
"Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not"--Robert F. Kennedy, 1925-1968, paraphrasing playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Use your writing, speaking and thinking skills to make a difference in your community, your country and your world.
Mindless loyalty is neither patriotism nor a principle of a democratic nation.
of My Success--Harley Hahn, writer, computing consultant and
author of many internet books, including Harley Hahn's Internet
& Web Yellow Pages
This persuasive-writing list needs some serious updating! As websites change, remove content or die, I try to update this website. Please stay tuned.
Basic news writing is built on a writing method called the inverted pyramid. Journalists use it effectively, but it's also useful for other types of writing--from writing for the web to writing letters to friends and employers to writing executive summaries in corporate reports. An essential ingredient is a beginning that grabs the reader immediately because it is interesting, informative or important.
Created and maintained by Gary B. Larson of Port Townsend, Washington, email@example.com.
Updated March 5, 2016.