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Not Being Preachy: Four Tips

The negative underside of theme is being preachy. You are preaching when you insist that your reader endorse your theme, message or point of view.

1) Here’s a way to distinguish between being preachy and the right use of theme.

Read your text out loud to yourself. If you have been preachy, your grand, all-inclusive phrases will jump out at you. Sometimes people laugh aloud with awareness as they read aloud such phrases as:

“I’d like to see how many kids today would…” [Free Membership required to read more. See below. ]

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