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Writing persuasive essays and/or manifestoes

 
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Persuasive essay writers also may write for fundraising purposes or crowdsourcing funding. There are numerous physicians who look for speech writers as well as business executives and leaders of nonprofit agencies.

 

Other markets include writing speeches and persuasive materials for specific industries. Individuals also may want to publish their manifestos and hire an editor to check the research for validation as well as the grammar and consistencies in the material.

 

There's a market for persuasive essays and other types of persuasive writing format, says the piece, "Essay Tips: How to Write a Persuasive Essay." One type of salable essay that's persuasive is more like an advertisement or infomerical script. TV commercials show why a product is better than anything else out in the market.

 

The essay or script is there to persuade you to try or buy it. The same works in a manifesto.

 

Your Manifesto doesn’t have to be negative or put anyone down. Manifestos can be a product of many beliefs. Remember Valerie Solanis’ "Scum Manifesto" about “The Society for Cutting Up Men” called by the acronym “Scum?” It became a feminist classic. And a movie was made of Valerie’s life. (She’s the woman who shot artist Andy Worhol.) How about writing an uplifting, inspirational or motivational manifesto?

 

The playwright and author, a college graduate in psychology in the fifties, served her time, was set free, and ended up dying of pneumonia at the age of 58 in a homeless shelter in San Francisco several years ago. (See the film “I shot Andy Warhol.”) Her Manifesto became a classic, but she died in a homeless shelter. The point is, although her writings are feminist classics in print and also online, your Manifesto does not have to be negative. Check out "Persuasive Essay | TimBurgoyne's Blog - Sites At Penn State."

 

Your Manifesto could focus on change and widespread recognition

 

It doesn’t have to put down, cut down, or destroy to make changes. Your Manifesto could be about radical changes in beliefs or in care of the environment. It could be about revision rather than division. If you want yours to be a classic that makes you some money, focus on attitude changes or revealing scientific discoveries, such as cloning used in new ways that don’t disrupt or tear down, but instead, build up and offer a better way of caregiving instead of caretaking. See, "Writing Persuasive Papers."

 

Your Manifesto could emphasize coming to terms with new conditions created by new information. Your Manifesto could be about new religions being better understood or new ways of looking at old ideas with fresh, new angles. Manifestos always have a section for “the undersigned” who are in agreement on the issues in the Manifesto. A Manifesto is full of facts. You be the child in the crowd who sees that the Emperor has no clothes and point out to the public that the guy is naked and still offering you the shirt on his back. Check out "Persuasive Essay Writing on A Weekly Market Day Speech."

 

Read some of the more positive Manifestos

 

We have enough of the negative ones to titillate, such as at the The English Server site, the "Unabomber's Manifesto" that starts out with “1. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.” People are tired of hearing about technology as negative. It’s there to save lives and purify the air.
 

Your Manifesto could emphasize how your philosophy, physics, psychology, sociology, genetics, or other applications of empathy, compassion, technology, or various resources can be used to make the world a kinder, gentler and better place to live for all. There are many Manifestos for you to study online. Look at the Manifestos on Futurism. Check out the site, "Futurism: Manifestos and Other Resources." There are markets for writing of the persuasive nature whether it's in advertising, academia, or for non profit agencies and speechwriting for business executives, physicians, or politicians.
 

These Manifestos present an introduction to the international art movement founded in the Italy in 1909. The site includes manifestos attesting to the modernist movement’s fascination with speed, cities and advanced technology. Some people write manifestos from behind bars. See, "Jodi Arias Signed Manifesto 'In Case She Became Famous', Prosecutor Says." The Huffington Post "Live Blog" notes, "In her notes, LaViolette said Arias wanted a friend to print out copies of her "manifesto" in case she became famous," according to the "More on the Manifesto" posting.

 

Would you want your children to read your Manifesto?

 

A Manifesto is there to manifest your point of view. For contrast, online there’s the Hacker’s Manifesto. It’s listed under “Higher Learning." The Manifesto at the site is dedicated to hackers who still believe in the old hacker code, Higher Learning provides texts on the art of hacking. To learn the ethics of hacking, download the “Hackers Manifesto,” “Hacker Ethics,” and “Ethics of a True Hacker articles.” Or study the “Cyborg Manifesto.” Then make your own manifesto positive, uplifting, and for the good of all.

 

You may want to read excerpts from one of philosopher, Donna Haraway’s major works. Now, write your own Manifesto. Sell it as you would a pamphlet or booklet, through mail order locally or overseas. Put other people’s Manifesto’s on CD or DVD or wireless gadgets and e-publishing hand-held devices. Publish many people’s Manifestos and sell them as an anthology. Or disseminate your own Manifesto.

 

Open a Manifesto publishing business at home with your desktop publishing software and sell in gift shops, specialty stores, or to schools and libraries through mail order. There are many ways to sell Manifestos. Many are up on the Web. They are great to read as a collection or as part of a book on a similar subject.

 

Write your Manifesto, and promote it, but make it likeable. It’s fine to want changes now, but unless you can promote your work by making people want to read your work, by showing them how your Manifesto can offer benefits and advantages to the individual reader, they won’t buy it unless you show them how it works. You have to prove your credibility and trust that you know what you’re talking about. So back up your statements with factual, timely information by experts. Use feedback, and get signatures.

 

An essay or a manifesto could experience walking in another person's shoes

 

It takes a thinker to write a Manifesto, but you need compassion and empathy to walk a mile in someone’s shoes so to speak to get an audience and to give the audience what they want from your writing and philosophy. Teach people to make changes from where they stand, and show them how your point of view reflects the agreements of many people for the changes you seek.

 

Manifesto writing is like journalism. It asks why, when, where, how, what, and who. Only the why is asked first. To expand, start Manifesto writing support groups online and meet for lunch in local groups. Find or found a writer’s cooperative to publish Manifestos in many formats.

 

Promote them, sell them, start a bookstore online for Manifestos, or put them in stores, schools, or counseling centers. Make a board game from your manifesto or put on video or audio tape. Get your Manifesto read on radio or public radio and on TV talk shows.

 

Does your persuasive essay or manifesto fit into the average seven-minute attention span?

 

It would be wonderful if your Manifesto could fit into the seven-minute attention span of TV viewers. Before you write, ask yourself who your audience will be. Then target that audience first with your promotional campaigns to read your Manifesto.

 

Hire student or professional actors to act out your Manifesto as a Monologue in Live Theater or online. Got a Manifesto? Then turn it into a short play and offer it to the schools as a monologue script.

 

Giving students (or journalists) a blatantly insensitive assignment to write a persuasive essay shouldn't be about putting someone (or a group of people) down to lift yourself up or to put your group above others. Students don't have to tolerate writing assignments asking them to express hatred, disgust, ridicule, or contempt of any person or animal.

 

There's a better way to write manifestos or persuasive essays without promoting or publicizing group hatred toward anyone

 

Writers clubs often discuss writing persuasive essays. But how do you write the marketable manifesto? Can you earn money writing manifestos? What should you put in a persuasive essay? See, the article, [PDF] Writing Workshop: Writing a Descriptive Essay Handout.

 

Here's how to begin writing the marketable manifesto that includes persuasive essays. First state the most important message in the first sentence of your first paragraph. By the end of your manifesto (or informed, persuasive argument in a marketable essay) provide a solution to a problem in your last paragraph or state how results can be obtained. Answer the ‘how’ question with results and a solution.

 

What, when, who, where, how, and why in persuasive essays and manifestos

 

Ask what, when, where, why, who, and how in your essays. People read manifestos and persuasive essays to understand the 'how' element so readers can follow and understand your point, argument, and goal. Check out the site, "Five Manifestos for the Creative Life | Brain Pickings."

 

For further information on writing manifestos, see chapter 49 of the paperback book, How to Make Money Teaching Online With Your Camcorder and PC: 25 Practical and Creative How-To Start-Ups To Teach Online. Logic should flow from the most important point in the first paragraphs to the detail in each paragraph that would be applied in descending chronological order.

 

Paragraphs should be the right size (short and easy to read). Two or three short sentences per paragraph and short, 10-word sentences are better than long, run-on sentences.

 

The piece should answer the basic questions of what, who, where, when, how, and why. Those six traits are what every journalist asks when interviewing, and also what needs to be in most business presentations as questions and answers.

 

Active voice in the facts

 

Facts need to flow with active voice in naming each issue in chronological order of importance without weak, passive verbs. The piece should progress with important facts where they need to be in chronological order throughout and no excess wordage. Get the the verbs, the action and 'doing' rather than the adjectives of description.

 

The last sentence of each paragraph must form a bridge for a smooth transition to the next topic in the following paragraph. The last paragraph should be memorable because it states the problem that must be overcome—the most important fact if your essay is about a problem that must be solved. Good writing habits take practice to develop.

 

Writing Essays for Academic or Media/News Environments: The Manifesto: Writing Essays with Documentation and Library Research.

 

The Manifesto is a point of view. When writing essays for an academic environment, it’s important that you put in documentation based on research in libraries and/or the Internet. That means organization similar subjects to be grouped together with other similar subjects and putting in your resources as footnotes or at the end of each section of your essay or manifesto, or at the back on a separate page.

 

The Manifesto is a point of view. It’s strongly and boldly written to make an impact on the readers, and it’s is written for the purpose of becoming a classic through the ages. It’s long. It’s written in the format of an essay. Even a journal can be a manifesto. It’s strong and opinionated, but the opinions are supposed to be of many people’s thoughts.

 

Manifestos can be a product of many beliefs

 

When you write your Manifesto, (usually spelled with a capital “M”) make it a product of the beliefs of many rather than solely your own point of view. A Manifesto is supposed to be greater than yourself and last longer. You even can start a new religion or creed with your Manifesto.

 

The Manifesto can be about visionary change and making new starts or reforms, or about returning to imitating successful giants of the past and returning to tradition. It can be about ethics and morals or about forming a society or political following. It’s a philosophy.

 

You usually have signatures at the bottom of several people, the longer the better. It’s more like a petition to get some point of view to improve the lot of many as a petition does. And it’s supposed to work like a petition to state that enough people feel or think the same way and what change for the better.

 

Make an impact by creating an image with mood, texture, and vision or tone

Some Manifestos are negative and others are written to create an image, make an impact or an impression, or simply to arouse readers to make changes as soon as possible. A Manifesto is the individual statement of one person based on the individual statements of many people. Each person has a different way of looking at a situation or object. The manifesto brings all these people’s thoughts together in agreement.

 

Anyone can write a manifesto expression one opinion, but it’s customary to have thirty signatures and thirty different individual statements in agreement as one statement summing up all the improvements or changes wanted in the Manifesto. It’s a document of finality and of concern or worry worked out by practical solutions and filling needs.

 

A Manifesto is a philosophy in the way that anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and economics are philosophies or bodies of thought and learning. Your Manifesto is a method to bring about change, to forge a body of learning, and a document that shapes the way changes are to be made from the materials at hand.

 

Your Manifesto doesn’t have to be negative or put anyone down

Remember "Valerie Solanas' SCUM Manifesto" about “The Society for Cutting Up Men” called by the acronym “Scum?” It became a feminist classic. And a movie was made of Valerie’s life. (She’s the woman who shot artist Andy Worhol.) How about writing an uplifting, inspirational or motivational manifesto?

 

The playwright and author, a college graduate in psychology in the fifties, served her time, was set free, and ended up dying of pneumonia at the age of 58 in a homeless shelter in San Francisco several years ago. (See the film “I shot Andy Warhol.”) Her Manifesto became a classic, but she died in a homeless shelter. The point is, although her writings are feminist classics in print and also online, your Manifesto does not have to be negative.

 

Your Manifesto could focus on change and widespread recognition

 

It doesn’t have to put down, cut down, or destroy to make changes. Your Manifesto could be about radical changes in beliefs or in care of the environment. It could be about revision rather than division. If you want yours to be a classic that makes you some money, focus on attitude changes or revealing scientific discoveries, such as cloning used in new ways that don’t disrupt or tear down, but instead, build up and offer a better way of caregiving instead of caretaking.

 

Your Manifesto could emphasize coming to terms with new conditions created by new information. Your Manifesto could be about new religions being better understood or new ways of looking at old ideas with fresh, new angles. Manifestos always have a section for “the undersigned” who are in agreement on the issues in the Manifesto. A Manifesto is full of facts. You be the child in the crowd who sees that the Emperor has no clothes and point out to the public that the guy is naked and still offering you the shirt on his back.

 

Read some of the more positive Manifestos

 

We have enough of the negative ones to titillate, such as the Unabomber’s Manifesto that starts out with “1. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.” People are tired of hearing about technology as negative. It’s there to save lives and purify the air.

 

Your Manifesto could emphasize how your philosophy can be used to make the world a kinder, gentler and better place to live for all. There are many Manifestos for you to study online. Look at the Manifestos on Futurism.

 

These Manifestos present an introduction to the international art movement founded in the Italy in 1909. The site includes manifestos attesting to the modernist movement’s fascination with speed, cities and advanced technology. Some people write manifestos from behind bars. See, "Jodi Arias Signed Manifesto 'In Case She Became Famous', Prosecutor Says." The Huffington Post "Live Blog" notes, "In her notes, LaViolette said Arias wanted a friend to print out copies of her "manifesto" in case she became famous," according to the "More on the Manifesto" posting.

 

Would you want your children to read your Manifesto?

A Manifesto is there to manifest your point of view. For contrast, online there’s the Hacker’s Manifesto. It’s listed under “Higher Learning." The Manifesto at the site is dedicated to hackers who still believe in the old hacker code, Higher Learning provides texts on the art of hacking. To learn the ethics of hacking, download the “Hackers Manifesto,” “Hacker Ethics,” and “Ethics of a True Hacker articles.” Or study the “Cyborg Manifesto.” Then make your own manifesto positive, uplifting, and for the good of all.

 

Read excerpts from one of philosopher, Donna Haraway’s major works. Now, write your own Manifesto. Sell it as you would a pamphlet or booklet, through mail order locally or overseas. Put other people’s Manifesto’s on CD or DVD or wireless gadgets and e-publishing hand-held devices. Publish many people’s Manifestos and sell them as an anthology. Or disseminate your own Manifesto. You can look at samples of persuasive essays at the site, "Persuasive Essays." Persuasive essays are also wanted by various types of management whether in business or with nonprofit services.

 

Open a Manifesto publishing business at home with your desktop publishing software and sell in gift shops, specialty stores, or to schools and libraries through mail order. There are many ways to sell Manifestos. Many are up on the Web. They are great to read as a collection or as part of a book on a similar subject.

 

Write your Manifesto, and promote it, but make it likeable. It’s fine to want changes now, but unless you can promote your work by making people want to read your work, by showing them how your Manifesto can offer benefits and advantages to the individual reader, they won’t buy it unless you show them how it works. You have to prove your credibility and trust that you know what you’re talking about. So back up your statements with factual, timely information by experts. Use feedback, and get signatures.

 

An essay or a manifesto could experience walking in another person's shoes

 

It takes a thinker to write a Manifesto, but you need compassion and empathy to walk a mile in someone’s shoes so to speak to get an audience and to give the audience what they want from your writing and philosophy. Teach people to make changes from where they stand, and show them how your point of view reflects the agreements of many people for the changes you seek.

 

Manifesto writing is like journalism. It asks why, when, where, how, what, and who. Only the why is asked first. To expand, start Manifesto writing support groups online and meet for lunch in local groups. Find or found a writer’s cooperative to publish Manifestos in many formats.

 

Promote them, sell them, start a bookstore online for Manifestos, or put them in stores, schools, or counseling centers. Make a board game from your manifesto or put on video or audio tape. Get your Manifesto read on radio or public radio and on TV talk shows.

 

Does your persuasive essay or manifesto fit into the average seven-minute attention span?

 

It would be wonderful if your Manifesto could fit into the seven-minute attention span of TV viewers. Before you write, ask yourself who your audience will be. Then target that audience first with your promotional campaigns to read your Manifesto.

 

Hire student or professional actors to act out your Manifesto as a Monologue in Live Theater or online. Got a Manifesto? Then turn it into a short play and offer it to the schools as a monologue script. For more creative writing ideas applied to practical goals, check out this author's book,  For further information, browse my paperback book, 101+ Practical Ways to Raise Funds: A Step-by-Step Guide with Answers. Or see the book, Social Smarts Strategies That Earn Free Book Publicity: Don't Pay to Market Your Writing.

 

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