[tweetmeme]Thanks to Livia Blackburne for these tips from her highly engaging blog, *A Brain Scientist’s Take on Writing.* I always learn something new from her posts. She is a neuroscience graduate student at MIT, conducting research on the neural correlates of reading (don’t know what that is but I’m sure it’s important).
- She’s just completing a three-part series based on these tips from James Frey, author of How to Write a Damn Good Novel. Her readers are invited to improve on a paragraph she writes, using one of Frey’s tips, with the winner receiving a book. That’s smart, because she engages her readers in a contest in which they can have some fun while learning something very worthwhile.
- Be specific about the subject of your blog and your point of view
- Use imagery to appeal to the senses
- Be a poet and tell a story that draws in the reader using figures of speech like metaphors and similies
As bloggers, we can learn, too:
Head over to Livia’s blog for more good tips on writing.