Writing Tip #1

Your audience will find you. I’ve come across people who tell me they’d love to write, but they don’t think anyone would find what they have to say interesting. I ask them if they find it interesting. And if the answer is yes (it always is), I tell them to go for it. If you write about what drives you, what makes you laugh, what you’re passionate about, what’s meaningful to you, the audience will find you.

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6 thoughts on “Writing Tip #1

  1. As a non-fiction women’s lifestyle writer I’m often given assignments that don’t motivate me, but as a “pen for hire” I can’t say no. sounds like essay and fiction are more rewarding?

    • Yes, Wendy! I hear ya! When you’re handed or assigned a topic to write about, it’s a different story. The freelance journalist side of me has accepted lots of articles that I didn’t necessarily find motivating or interesting. But when the article idea came from me, something I wanted to pitch, I think even there I found myself coming up with ideas first that appealed to me and then looking for outlets to pitch them to. Well, at least when my bank account (and husband) wasn’t telling me to do otherwise. :)

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  4. Dina, your tip is an encouragement to all of us to go for it! Wendy points out that we have different motivations to write – money, pleasure, popularity, a desire to share or teach. I suppose the goal of every author in every situation is to “bring it” regardless of the situation?

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