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LITERARY SLEIGHT-OF-HAND

LIERARY SLEIGHT-OF-HAND

Choosing alluring titles,

A skill writers perceive as vital…

Catching the eye

Of readers to try,

Seeing the “eye” in eye-full.

Alluring but just a handle,

Won’t work if one can’t hold a candle…

To the test underneath–

Attention is brief,

To other sites readers amble.

Providing that narrative hook,

Educators have written books…

Claiming to know

The best way to go,

But reading theirs costs you big bucks.

-I think that experience

Should guide you forth-hence…

Learn as you blog

You young dog!

Learn literary common sense.

–Jonathan Caswell