Writing Prompt: Focus – The Key to Clear, Coherent Writing

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Writing Prompt: Focus – The Key to Clear, Coherent Writing


Writing Prompt: Focus

This week’s writing prompt is all about focus and its importance in delivering clear, coherent writing.

A precise focus gives writing its meaning.

Writing that lacks a clear focus feels unmoored, more like an extended anecdote than a complete story. Readers don’t know what they are meant to notice. Even if the story is enjoyable, it probably won’t be memorable.

Let me know how you utilize focus to sharpen your writing!


If you found this writing prompt useful, why not check out the previous prompts:

Writing Prompt: Finding and Selecting Essential Detail

Writing Prompt: Use Unfamiliarity to Create Dramatic Tension


2014-02-17T10:55:39+00:00June 27th, 2012|Categories: Boot Camp, Prompts|Tags: , |

About the Author:

Terri Giuliano Long, a frequent guest blogger, with appearances on hundreds of blogs, is a contributing writer for IndieReader and also wrote for Her Circle eZine. She lives with her family on the East Coast. Her debut novel, In Leah’s Wake, winner of the Global eBook Award, Popular Fiction, and Indie Discovery Award, Literary Fiction, has sold over 130,000 copies worldwide.

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