How To Write To Be Read

Tell your story. (Spoiler alert! I don’t always take my own advice)

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What hooks readers? Subject matter:

Very simply, something they can relate to. If you are into quantum physics and you want to expound on the subject, you will have a very specialized and small audience. If you can advise on 10 ways you have found to reduce your grocery bill, you have expanded your audience mightily.

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