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Is your writing inviting?

What makes writing inviting? When is a reader really reading?
The famous novelist Ernest Hemingway  (1899 - 1961) said this about his own writing:
"I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it."

Personally, I think the best writing beckons readers to stop and stay awhile. Skilled wordsmiths practice the art of attraction, simply by plying their trade well.

 by Linda Ann Nickerson

"Good writing evolves like a dance, 
As well-crafted phrasings do prance; 
With penmanship fine, 
A skillful design, 
And meanings beyond the first glance."   

from Home Manual
Everybody's Guide in Social, Domestic & Business Life
(Chgo: H.J. Smith & Co., 1889) 

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