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As you know, I teach creative writing.
I start each lesson by having the student do the PAT of Writing.
PAT of Writing
P stands for Purpose. What is the purpose of writing? The purpose of all writing is either to inform or to entertain.
A stands for Audience. Who is the writing for? The audience is the writer, the writer’s friends and family, teachers, bosses, and strangers. The audience can also be a group targeted to receive the written message of the writer. For example, a group the writer wants to persuade to take a certain action.
T stands for Tone. What is the tone of the writing? Is it friendly or is it formal?
I have found that doing the PAT of every project I’m considering is helpful. For example,
- The PAT of Dishwashing
- The PAT of Job Hunting
- The PAT of Buying a House
Knowing the PAT keeps me on track and focused.
Do the PAT of your next project. Email me about how it helped.
And so it is.
Barbara Lucas, PhD
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