If you want to learn how to write so that people will not only read what you write…but also be compelled to take action based on your words, then take these steps.
You need to identify persuasive writings and examine the writing style. Think of the last time you read something which made you take action. It can be a simple headline for an ad which caught your attention or an inspiring story in the local paper.
When you identify the persuasive writings, you can can then examine it by reading actively.
Its natural for most people to read passively. You see some text which catches your eyes and before you know it, 30 minutes have passed. At most, you get a good feeling if youve learned something from the text. Reading passively doesnt build your writing skills.
Start browsing and reading things that catch and keep your attention. Study and anaylyze the text. What words are being used? What length are the sentences and paragraphs? What is the tone of the message? How does the author transition from one paragraph to the next?
What is the main point the author is trying to convey? Who is the author writing to? These are just some of the things...