What do you think about the conversational writing style and the way that the book is presented?

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What do you think about the conversational writing style and the way that the book is presented?

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This topic is related to the philosophical book of the month of May, Fear Not Dream Big & Execute byJeff Meyer


"I have divided this book into two parts. One part is focused on discovering your dream (Dream Sparks). The other, on realizing the dream (Realization Strategies). Start wherever you find that you need the most support. If you are a discipline machine, but are not really sure where you are headed, start with Part 1. If you have a dream yet find it difficult to execute, go ahead and start with Part 2." (Location 47)

As the above quote says the author has organized this book in a way that the reader can customize his reading experience as per his need. It will prevent the reader from merely reading the book from page 01 to the end.

And also the author has included a section called "Try this" at the end of each chapter. With that he has invited the author as well as given him a way to practically apply what has been discussed in the chapter.

What do you think about this conversational presentation style? Is it the best way for this sort of a self-help book? Has it increased its value and its applicability as a self-help book?
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Re: What do you think about the conversational writing style and the way that the book is presented?

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A conversational style of writing makes the message easier to grasp and relate to. It is also a way to remove the aspect of seriousness that comes with self-help books. It also gives the book a unique edge that is beneficial especially to the reader.
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Theoryst wrote: May 6th, 2021, 6:46 am A conversational style of writing makes the message easier to grasp and relate to. It is also a way to remove the aspect of seriousness that comes with self-help books. It also gives the book a unique edge that is beneficial especially to the reader.
I agree with the first part. Yes it will make the book more relatable and the message will be conveyed easily to the reader.

But is it a good thing to loose the serious nature of a self-help book? As far as I see, such a book should have some seriousness which will give its content some gravity. And that gravity will lead for compliance. If that gravity is reduced, it will be merely another usual self-help book for the reader. What do you think?
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