Storytelling worked to calm you down for bedtime when you were little and as an adult, it can make you the life of the party. People are fascinated by good stories and Maria Popova says “stories are how we understand the world.” Being a good storyteller goes along with being a good writer, but it also makes what you have to say a whole lot more interesting.
Here are 10 ways you can make your tweets easy and entertaining to read:
1. Show it, don’t tell it.
This goes for writing in a descriptive way and using images when possible.
2. Be natural.
If it would sound weird coming from a friend’s mouth during conversation, it will sound weird to your followers.
3. But be original and creative too.
You don’t want it to sound forced, but you want tweets that are fun to read.
4. Don’t use clichés.
They just sound overused.
5. Use periods.
They can help parts of your tweet carry more weight and add emphasis.
6. Be clear.
Don’t make your followers have to guess what you are trying to say.
7. Be concise.
Twitter already forces you to do this anyway. But telling your story in 120 characters or less is even better.
8. Use hashtags to be part of a conversation.
Which can be part of the bigger story.
See what works for you, what makes the most sense for your audience, or find someone who is tweeting well and figure out what makes them such a good storyteller.
10. Understand your audience.
Understanding your audience helps you write stories that they connect with.
What are your tips for writing good tweets? Let us know in the comments.
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