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Write On It

Updated on October 22, 2011

Write On What?

A writer needs to know what to write about when writing. It almost seems like it would be a given, but that is not always the case. Writers suffer from writer's block and other stumbling blocks like deadlines and editorial comments that writers cringe at the mere mention of in their presence.

What a writer should write about is determined by the writer.

I know some experienced writer is questioning that statement, but let me continue so that it can be made plain and understood. No writer can write much or well about a subject that he or she does not know about at all. A writer should write about what he or she knows. The writer's research should help with crafting literary pieces or journalistic articles. The writer has to write from experience, what he or she has seen, heard, done and witnessed. That is the starting point for the writer. The writer must write intelligently but with integrity.

I write freelance articles on a variety of sites. No, I don't always get a byline for every article for which I am paid, but I tend to write on subjects from either my own experience or through intense research. In many cases, the research has to be combined with some level of understanding of or experience with the subject.

Go For It

As a writer, you have to nail down your niche and simply go for it. Get know your market potential and put your work out there. Some of it will prove beneficial with financial success, while other pieces may be better suited for promotional purposes only.

I write on certain sites to simply build traffic to my blog as I increase my readership. In fact, I find that I end up with different audiences in a variety of markets, especially when I use a variety of platforms. Social newtworking sites are a plus for such activities when you have different friends, folowers and fans on a variety of sites.

I say you need to go for it with gusto. Find that niche and get out there with your writing. Put it in their inbox, distributing your writing widely across the Web.

Finding Your Market for Your Muse

Capitalize on Your Craft

Your name is on it. Your name is on everything that you write. Every piece of your writing has you embedded behind every selected word. You are behind the subtle metaphors and similes that cause the reader to grasp what you have put into words. Your name is on it, so take pride in it. Work on your craft and work at your craft in such a way that there is no doubt that you have offered your best when you do it.

Get paid where you can and whenever you can, whether it is online or off line. Publish e-books, podcasts and videos. Make presentations on your journey as a writer. Teach creative writing courses at your local library. Make money as you develop your craft more and more.

After all, your name is on it.


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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      Excellent advice. I love how you say that we are in everything that we write, even when our name is not on it. Thanks for the encouragement to writers. Voted up, awesome, beautiful and useful.