[Humanist] 23.109 new on WWW: Ubiquity on writing

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 109.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:24:48 +0100
        From: ubiquity <ubiquity at HQ.ACM.ORG>

This Week in Ubiquity:
June 23 - 29, 2009

How to Generate Reader Interest in What You Write<http://www.acm.org/ubiquity>        by Phil Yaffe

Who has not discovered to their dismay that no one wants to read their most carefully crafted, meritorious, compelling, and passionate writings? Think of all the proposals you have written that no one is interested in. Or the web pages, the blog posts, or the company brochures. Chances are, your failures are linked to an inability to connect with what your readers would be interested in reading.

Our intrepid writer about writing, Phil Yaffe, offers some valuable insight into how to get people to read your stuff. He says you need to adopt the "expository writing challenge": that no one is interested in what you are inclined to write, therefore you must discover what they want to read. Only then you can get started, and only then you can succeed.

Peter Denning

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