Having trouble keeping readers interested? Use this interactive tool

When it comes to writing, the main goal is to capture a reader’s attention through any means possible. Whether it is through a sentence that stands out, or through the tone of voice being used, the readers must be pulled in.

If you are a writer who struggles with this, Texture Writing may be the thing for you. Texture Writing allows you to add more ‘texture’ to your writing by adding in ‘interaction words’ along the way.

The first step into using Texture Writing is to sign up for an account. Texture Writing can only be accessed online. After signing up for an account, you are automatically brought to a screen where you can start creating.

There is a tab in the upper left-hand corner that is a public library filled with multiple other textured stories that are great examples of how to bring your readers in.

To get started, click on the “Create a new story” button.

Once you click this, a pop up will appear that allows you to name your story.

After naming your story, we are ready to start writing.

A blank white screen with some options should appear after clicking the ‘Create story’ button. Do not be alarmed, it is quite easy to maneuver without any help.

In the middle of the blank space is where you will start typing. Your story can be about anything you want, and after you have a sentence or two, this is where the fun part comes in.

At the bottom of the screen, there will be a box where you can type “interaction words” and add them into your sentences.

The interaction word(s) must be something that connects to your story, so when the reader drags the word to the sentences, the whole story still makes sense.

In this example, the interaction words “and assignments” connect easily after the word activities when reading the sentence altogether. This allows for the readers to interact while reading and still understand what they are reading at the same time.

After clicking save, a pop up will appear that allows you to be specific with how this interaction word(s) appear on the screen.

After you do this, the process just repeats itself until you are finished writing. You get to decide how many interaction words are placed in the story, and how they are spread throughout the sentences.

Once you are done, the interaction words show up at the bottom of the screen, ready to be dragged to the connecting sentence.

With how easy this is to use, writers who struggle with keeping their reader’s attention with some topics may find use in this. Using certain keywords and phrases that are guaranteed to capture someone’s attention is a new tactic that is extremely helpful.