Do you write about what you really know about or do you just wing with abit of r

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  1. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 14 years ago

    Do you write about what you really know about or do you just wing with abit of research?  And...

    what is your specialty?

  2. profile image0
    Chasukposted 14 years ago

    I write about what I know, which is non-coincidentally what interests me. Research is almost always a part of my writing, both to verify facts and augment my knowledge.

  3. MickS profile image59
    MickSposted 14 years ago

    Most fiction writers draw upon personal experience and merge it with imagination and research.
    Most non-fiction writers have the need and ability to research and write about anything, becoming an expert on the subject for the duration of the project.
    I don't have a speciality, but I have things I prefer to write about: folklore, photography, and bonsai.

  4. McConnell Group profile image68
    McConnell Groupposted 14 years ago

    It depends on what my I want the end result of the hub or article to invoke. I normally do research even if I am knowledgeable on the topic

  5. doban profile image61
    dobanposted 14 years ago

    I write what I know about.  Fortunately, my career provides almost limitless possibilities for articles.

  6. TeaPartyCrasher profile image62
    TeaPartyCrasherposted 14 years ago

    I know I'm new to this place, but I seem to be writing a lot about what's on my mind, or what current event interests me.

    I usually do seem to have at least some supporting links in mind so far.

  7. saddlerider1 profile image58
    saddlerider1posted 14 years ago

    If I am writing about a public topic of interest I would do research first, but my hubs are mainly of personal experiences, fiction and story-telling. I have a vivid imagination and a plot or story line pops into my head as I pen.

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    SilverGenesposted 14 years ago

    I tend to write about things I'm passionate about and therefore know something about - but I research as well. That comes naturally because I also love to learn. No matter how much I know about a subject there is always more to learn. When it comes to pure fiction I still research for certain points although I wouldn't venture into completely foreign territory. Whatever I write has to ring true or I wouldn't be happy with it.

  9. Maria Cecilia profile image82
    Maria Ceciliaposted 14 years ago

    depending on topic, I usually write about things that I know, because writers must have credibility unless they are writing  fictional stories which relied mainly on the writer's creative imagination.   

    I also do some research to validate what I write about, again that depends on the topic.

    At present I am contributing articles to a pet magazine so I write about Animals and pet owners most of the this case I need to do research and interview to complete my story

  10. John B Badd profile image59
    John B Baddposted 14 years ago

    I write about things I know about like movies, comic books, disc golf. … vel-comics
    Things I am learning like creative writing and my spiritual journeys. … ohn-B-Badd
    Things I care about and know a little about but have to do research on like political corruption and political philosophy.

  11. st lucia for sale profile image61
    st lucia for saleposted 14 years ago

    I write about what I know, or what I'm interested in. Through my university studies I have a few reports written that I'd like to convert in to hubs.

  12. Wayne Brown profile image79
    Wayne Brownposted 14 years ago

    The answer to that is going to depend greatly on what you are writing about and the intended effect.  For example, if your intent as a writer is to be humorous and entertain and you chose to do it on the subject of "nuclear fision" then what you do with it as a writer is going to have far more to do with your wit than any research. On the reciprocal, if the writer is doing an instructional or investigative piece that requires precise and factual information, then style becomes somewhat secondary to research. Ultimately, even if you do excellent research, the ability of the writer to clearly convey the facts may come into play allowing for some distortion or misinterpretations.  At the end of the day, if all the writer is willing to write about is those things they throughly understand, the scope of material availble will be relatively small and the learning curve of the writer will be marginal. Writers get better because they push the envelope of their comfort level.  Hope this works! WB

  13. Steppeno profile image66
    Steppenoposted 14 years ago

    I try to focus on my personal experences and knowledge... But even then a little research always helps if I have doubts about certain facts I am trying to pass along... I want to be sure that any information I am giving my readers is true and to the point.

  14. Guy Collins profile image61
    Guy Collinsposted 14 years ago

    Writing does not come naturally to me, although I find myself doing quite a bit of it. I consider everything I absorbed from years of living - research.

    But, I can only write well about the things I find interesting. So, passion for a subject plays a huge roll on whether I can produce an article that rocks, versus something that no one really wants to read.

    You can clearly see the difference.

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    nellseenposted 14 years ago

    My life and  people are an open book. Ran a beauty salon for years and   have had just about everything in my family that one could have. I do speak in women's  conf. So i love to talk about real stuff.

  16. Mary Merriment profile image72
    Mary Merrimentposted 14 years ago

    I write about things that I already know and use in my own life. But, I'll put in extra research before I write to ensure that my writing is based on more than just my own perspective. Which also raises my own knowledge even further. My primary areas are/will be in self-help and natural health.

  17. daisyf1305 profile image73
    daisyf1305posted 14 years ago

    A little of both really, I write about what is interesting to me. I research from google trends on what is hot and I write straight from within my heart and what holds meaning to me.

  18. Winterfate profile image94
    Winterfateposted 13 years ago

    I write about videogames, which I know a lot about. I'd say my Hubs are 80%-90% personal knowledge and 10%-20% improvisation with research (aka. winging it).

    You have to know what you're talking about, but you don't necessarily have to have experienced it beforehand. ;P


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