Monday, February 25, 2008
Choosing what to write about
How do you choose a subject to write about? There's just so many things we are interested in. How do we pick just one?
I work in a public library. Many times I have students come up to me at the Information desk and ask me to help them choose a topic for a paper.
I have to tell them that nobody can choose a topic for them -- they have to choose it.
Then I start quizzing them.
What’s the subject they are studying?
What part of it interests them?
What DO THEY WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT?
You can almost see that cartoon light bulb flash over their head as they come up with an idea -- and off they go to research it.
You write best if YOU are intensely interested in the subject.
Soooo, what interests you?
Go find more about it -- and write.
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