Whatever is spoken in words can be narrated in scriptures while being equivalently exciting and interesting. Persuasive writing can be effectively described as a narrative of something that is verbally said or spoken. In this form of writing, the narrator convinces the reader through their words that whatever they are saying should be deemed authentic and true.
This mode of writing is particularly beneficial for students who want to establish their views about a certain subject or idea. It requires a strong and well balanced argument that is backed up with supportive logic and ends up with coherent conclusions.
Persuasive Writing Techniques:
Every mode of writing has its own salient techniques and features. So is the case with persuasive writing where some preferred techniques are executed in order to come up with the most influential scriptures. The most effective of these techniques are:
- Convincing the readers through establishing valid reasons
- Convincing the readers through deploying their emotions
- Going out for the “common people” approach
- Oratorical interrogative
Now let us discuss these techniques in detail to know why this mode of writing should be considered as effective and preferable.
Everyone knows for a fact that whatever is backed up with facts and figures is widely approved by the audience. No other words can be as much impactful than authentic facts figures and numbers. People tend to fall for things that are backed up by historical examples. The addition of factual statements in your narrative automatically alleviates its authenticity and consequently helps raise the trust value of your readers.
How many times have you read a novel and ended up feeling bad for the villain? This is the power of a writer when they manipulate the emotions of their readers. Your words can either make or break the reputation of the characters that you portray. Making people happy, angry, sad or thoughtful through your words can ultimately help you out in establishing your point of view.
The “commoner’ approach:
“I am one of you and I suffer and feel like you’ is probably the best approach to go for when you are trying to persuade your readers to agree on a mutual standpoint.
People most commonly do not like to agree to someone who deems themselves as someone superior or someone who is evidently trying to guide and lead them towards a conclusion. Making them believe that you are also one of them and no one extraordinary helps them co-relate with you and in return increases the chances of you succeeding in convincing them upon the point that you want to validate.
Making people believe that they are not the only ones in to something is another one of some of the best techniques to make them agree to your stance. Nine out of ten people agree to this is one of the most effective ways to establish an authenticity for something that you advocate.
The type of questions that are asked in such type of scriptures are never meant to be actually answered. They are utilized to further reinforce the reasoning that you are trying to establish.
For example, no one in their right mind would ever think about hitting a helpless and weak human would they? Such questions are never answered but they do increase the value of the proposition that is being discussed.
Persuasive narrative is composed with a lot more care and balance. One has to be careful at each and every step in order to create and maintain the attention of the potential readers.
Furthermore, it requires a lot of authentic research and a strong grip over the topic that is being discussed. Such scriptures can be an effective source of guiding the masses towards doing or abandoning a certain practice.