Break it down!
Feeling overwhelmed by an idea that you can’t seem to wrangle onto the page? Try this 5-Step Blueprint when writing your blog:
- Lead with a personal story! You can break the lead down even further as you consider your first sentence. Will you set the scene? Take a confessional approach? Make a declarative statement? Or maybe employ the intriguing “straw dog” trick?
- Deliver your message.
- Pull the lens back and show the reader how he/she is affected.
- Return to your story.
- End with a thought-starter or question.