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What Should you Write About?
7/7/2012 6:19:58 AM
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Let’s imagine you’ve been struggling to find a subject for your next story or article. What can you do? There are several guidelines that will help you find the perfect subject.
• Write about what you know: Why is this important? The reason is simple. Write about something you feel passionate about. The emotion you feel will show and make your story shine. For example, if you’re a professional tennis player with a great record, wouldn’t you be comfortable writing about your journey to success? You’d much rather write about that than something you’ve never experienced.
• Don’t be afraid to share your feelings and experiences: Even though you might think your experiences are boring, other people might find them inspirational or exciting. If you present things with your natural passion, you’ll find the best way to present your story.
• Use humor if it’s natural to you: Children love humor, but it has to come across as a natural ability for you. If it seems forced, it wont’ be fun for your readers .
• Make sure you include conflict in your story: Why is this important? Conflict is what moves your story forward. It keeps the plot interesting. Children want to know what happens next if you have enough conflict. Also, remember that the problem or conflict in your story should involve your main character. The “star” of the story needs to learn and grow from his/her experiences in the plot.
• The beginning and the ending: You need a good opening, or “hook” to make your young reader eager to read about what happens next. Did you put action in the beginning? Once you’ve tackled that, remember to tie the beginning and the end together so it all makes sense. I hope these little hints will help you create the perfect children’s tale.
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