Every person who is in the writing field wants to be the best. Each of us applies multiple techniques to make the text engaging for readers. But not everyone gets success in it.
There are numerous factors that a writer has to consider while writing the content. Relevancy, length, and formatting are some major elements that every writer has to consider in writing.
In this article, we are going to make it clear how these factors are important in your content and can leave a positive impact upon implementation. But before it, we will give you a brief view of the writing format.
What is formatting in writing?
Formatting is all about the technique that you apply while writing the content. Several factors are needed to be considered in making the content unique.
Sometimes you can’t make the content lengthy and cover the lines in limited text. So, you have to convey the message in short form.
The other way is to explain every single aspect of the topic to satisfy the reader. Here you have to clarify the audience with examples.
Let’s dive deep and we will talk about the formatting styles that authors must apply in their content and make it more worthy.
• Descriptive format
The most famous and practical format that every writer uses in the text is the descriptive format. We often see articles that are too lengthy and every small factor of the topic is explained there.
This style is mostly applied in creative writing. You have to engage the audience for a long time with unique and fascinating words. It is about telling every small piece of detail and playing with the emotions of a reader.
Let’s say you are writing an article on a house. So, the element you have to focus on is that write the lines in a way that the reader could imagine himself at that place. You can say that it’s a painting in your own words that you are using to drag the audience.
This style is more likely to be applied when you are presenting your ideas more deeply and giving answers to the audience's questions.
• Expository format
The other format that most reader loves to read is the expository writing style. This is the format that the audience prefers.
Here you tell the story shortly and descriptively. The only thing that is you need to consider is that you cover the topic without adding irrelevant lines.
Let’s take the example of a product that you are explaining in your content. You must tell the working of the product and all the functions that users can avail of from there. The other factors like examples and storytelling should be avoided.
The best practice of following this method is by setting a limit for the word count. This can help you to seal the lines within the restricted text.
Many writers follow this technique to keep their content to the point and more engaging. Readers also love to go through such text that is easy to read and understand.
• Argumentative format
Argumentative writing is a very interesting writing format that is enjoyed by both the writer and the audience. In this technique, the writer explains his point of view with numerous examples to clear the doubts of readers.
Like you talk about an author who is writing on the topic “Budget of tourism” and explaining that this sector should be promoted equally.
Some of the readers may have a question in their mind that how a developing country can set a budget if they are not meeting the basic necessities.
To make it easy for readers and give the answers to the audience question, the writer will have to explain why this sector should be prioritized and how it can be done easily.
If we take an example of ourselves, we go through hundreds of doubts while reading the thoughts of different authors. So, the elements that help clear our uncertainties, are the examples.
• Narrative writing
Narrative writing is a technique that can be applied to both fictional and non-fictional topics. This format is also called the “storytelling format”.
Sometimes the story you are telling in the lines is true and sometimes it’s just fiction that you are using to create suspense in the content.
The factor that you must follow in this style is that the line should be supportive and let the reader imagine himself in that story.
You have to create such a scenario in the content that the reader could presume himself there and could enjoy it till the end.
This part of writing style is mostly followed in novels, stories, feature movies, creative writing, and memories.
There are hundreds of such novels that you read and imagine the place that is explained in the novel. It is all about playing with the imaginations of the reader and you must learn this art to become a good writer.
How does the format matter?
Let’s explain it with an example. Say you are writing a product description in which you have to tell the working of that product and its extraordinary features that users can avail of.
You can’t add stories here and tell about the advantages that they can get of using your product. The thing you have to do is explain the things without adding any imaginary scene.
So, format matters a lot here. You have to follow the pattern everywhere to keep the audience engaged and provide them with the point that they are looking for. If a writer is failing to do so, he is just wasting the time of the reader.