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Why do you write?

A good piece of content is the one that reflects the objectives of the author. It reflects the intention of the author. And these intentions can be divided into four types; persuasion, exposition, narrative, and literary response.


Persuasive Writing Persuasive writing is when you want to convince the reader. You take a stand, and you present your point of view on the topic. You build your hypothesis by providing strong arguments for your position, backed by research and references. You will present your arguments logically and will elaborate on them using examples and analogies. Editorials are an example of persuasive writing. A sales proposal is a similar example from the business world.

Expository Writing

Expository writing explains a difficult content, principle, or phenomenon. It simplifies the subject matter for the audience. To do that, it uses a lot of analogies, examples, stories, and events. Identifying the context of the audience is critical for a good piece of expository writing.


Narrative Writing The storytelling, which is the most sought-after format right now, falls into the narrative writing category. It aims to invoke an emotional response from the audience. The writer seeks to create a bond with the audience by narrating a chain of events in dramatic fashion. The excellent content piece of this category should have a theme, represented by a plot, unveiled by convincing characters. Any movies ever made fall in this category. Narrative writing is a potent tool for marketers, politicians, leaders of all kinds, and even social workers. And it is perhaps most critical for parents of very young kids.

Literary Response

The last type is a literary response. It shows characteristics from both persuasive and expository writing. The best examples of literary response writing are book reviews. You analyze a piece of information or literature and present your interpretation and commentary about that piece. You are doing both, expressing your opinion as well as explaining the topic further based on your grasp. However, you are doing it without any significant efforts to make your audience agree with you. Similarly, you are not explaining the complete original thought, but only your interpretation of parts that formed your opinion.

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