Writing Tips Revealed - part 2

Last Update: October 28, 2016

CHOOSE A TOPIC

What will you write about? Try to choose the subject as unique as possible.

  • Not like: I'm going to write about love (too general).
  • Better: I'm going to write about the love of impossible lovers.
  • Even better: I'm going to write about the impossible love of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Much more better: I'm going to write about how the impossible love of Romeo and Julia persisted.

Don't write about people in general, but about a certain group or person, i.e. Charles.

Don't write about cars in general, but for example on that particular Chevrolet.

Don't write about vegetables in general, but select a single kind of fruit, like strawberries.

Please don't be satisfied if your subject is still too general. You can improve this by writing down your first idea and to continue as defined above:

  • Better
  • Even better
  • Much more better

In this way, you force yourself to do it more and more concrete, more and more specific, till you are satisfied with the topic.

(to be continued)

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JLennon Premium
Good points about topics. I believe we are surrounded by topics, more than we will ever be able to write on. In college, I learned to write term papers. About 70% of the success of the term paper could be attributed to proper topic selection.
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despatis Premium
Thanks Joe! Indeed, topics are part of our life, whether in the workplace or school, as a hobby or in personal communication. Absolutely correct, term papers are the base from which we begin to write.

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Desmond
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emergent Premium
That is a great idea. I do tend to be too general and take a lot of words to get to the specifics of what I am writing about. If I use this tip at the beginning it will save time and effort.
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Great to know it's helpful Sharon, thanks for reading and your kind comment, much appreciated.

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brooksbode90 Premium
Thanks for those necessary additional writing tips, Desmond.
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despatis Premium
My pleasure Sheila, I'm glad they are helpful.

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kmotte Premium
Wow, I will use this tip from today on. I really like your advice on writing.
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despatis Premium
Happy to hear your positive comment Keith, part 3 will follow soon!

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SongbirdDL Premium
I like this! Thank you. ~Danielle
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Thanks Danielle, for your positive comment.

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LouisaB Premium
I really appreciate that great information. Thanks for sharing.
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despatis Premium
Thanks Louisa, for both reading and your kind comment!

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MPollock Premium
Great tip, thanks. my friend
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Thanks for your positive comment Mike!

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lisa970 Premium
Thanks for the tip
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You're most welcome Lisa, hope it's useful

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StepChook Premium
Great tips. Thanks, Desmond.
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despatis Premium
Simple but relevant tips for creating accessible content and blogs. Thanks Stephen for your positive comment.

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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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despatis Premium
My pleasure Roger, thanks for reading and your comment, much appreciated.

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Ivine Premium
Hi, very good advice. Irv.
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despatis Premium
Thanks Irv, writing is an important part of life, whether in the workplace or school, as a hobby or in personal communication.

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Great advice.
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despatis Premium
Hi Mel, thanks for reading and your kind comment!

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