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Writing To Give Your Reader Goosebumps

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“Accessing your authentic message and writing your transformational book is one of the most powerful things you will ever do for yourself, your readers, your business and ultimately – the world.”

A profile notes Christine Kloser “teaches spiritual guidance and intuition along with nuts-and-bolts writing, publishing and marketing expertise.”

In a post on one of her sites, she comments about a story contest for transformational authors to win a book publishing package with her publishing company.

Her comments may help you think about writing your own book – or even another form of creative expression.

She notes that when she read one particular entry:

“I just ‘knew’ it in my bones and from the waves of goosebumps I got reading his story, that he was the winner… Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon. (Congratulations Skip… I and my team are super excited about publishing your book!)

“Here are the top 3 things that gave me goosebumps, and the knowingness, that he was the winner amidst a bunch of incredible stories.

1) Passion

“From the very first word Skip wrote, I could feel the power of his passion for making a difference in the lives of others. His deep desire to serve, help and truly make an impact was palpable.

“It’s as if I could see him standing on the top of a mountain shouting his message for the masses to hear. I was deeply inspired and touched by his heartfelt passion for people.

2) Vulnerability

“While Skip is a 25-year Army Medical Corp veteran who served 31 months in war zones, he didn’t present himself as a ‘tough guy.’

“Rather, he opened his heart and shared about his challenges and struggles. He concisely and powerfully revealed details about his childhood, relationship with his Dad, being a target for bullies and more.

“The impressive thing about his vulnerability was he never shared it as a victim, rather he shared it as a victor. He took me into the depths of his dark night of the soul, yet kept a glimmer of light glowing as he did so.

3) Ease

“The third thing that gave me goosebumps as I read Skip’s submission, was how easy it was to read his story.

“Not only was the content moving and inspiring, but he also had a gift for putting words on the page that made it effortless to follow his message, stay engaged and eagerly keep reading. I never had to do a double-take to figure out what he meant. His words sang off the page and made reading a joy.”

Kloser adds,

“These are a few of the things you’ll want to keep in mind as you write, coach, speak, etc. Allow your passion to shine through, be vulnerable, and make it easy on your audience to receive your message.

“There’s nothing quite as powerful as putting words on the page, and sharing your message to make the difference you were born to make. You can do this!”

From her post “This gave me goosebumps…” August 25th, 2015 – see her site

[Photo by Jerry Diakiw from article: The Power of Engaged Reading.]

Kloser hosts a weekly free webinar: “How to Write Your Transformational Book in Record Time… And Avoid the Top 3 Mistakes That Keep Most Authors Stuck, Frustrated and Unpublished.”

Here is a short video about her:


Writing To Give Your Reader Goosebumps

Douglas Eby

Douglas EbyDouglas Eby, MA/Psychology, is a writer and researcher on psychology and personal development related to creativity; creator of the , and author of books including [link to book site with excerpts.]
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Eby, D. (2016). Writing To Give Your Reader Goosebumps. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from


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