How much are you convinced by Thou shalt know what thou write about?
The commandment Thou shalt know what thou write about is predicted both ways. Fiction writers mostly don’t follow it as it restricts their imagination power. Whereas, non-fiction writers prefer to start their writing by following this rule. But there are certain things to keep in mind as you start. So how much are you convinced by Thou shalt know what thou write about?
Important points to keep in mind
- Your work should be a combination of experience plus research. You start writing what you know the best as it comes to you naturally. But along with it, it’s necessary to research the topic and add it to your work. This gives an idea of other’s perspectives as well.
- Choosing a genre and writing regularly brings you to a point when you may feel out of ideas. You may feel you have written all that you knew. Here, you must take care of not being repetitive in your voice. To bring in new ideas, read the same genre on different platforms. You may watch Youtube videos, listen to podcasts or read research papers and compile your work to form a new creative piece.
- Another important part is to take your audience’s feedback. They are the best people to judge you and let you know your strong and weak points. Most of the time, you get your next idea from your audience only. Respond to them and know what they want to know more about.
How to ananlyse how much do you know?
Often people get confused as to how much do they know? When they start narrating their experience they get dragged away into emotions forgetting about the audience who are going to read them. I agree that people love to read you but provided it is presented to you in a good and new form every time you read them.
The best way is to read it aloud before publishing or even better click on the Read Aloud option on Word document. You need to copy-paste your content on a Word document first which you can later transfer back to your blog. I liked this option where the computer reads aloud for you because when we read we may read even those words which are not written. This is simply because it is registered on our subconscious mind and we wanted to write it.
I have felt this many times when another person read and asked me about a particular word missing. But surprisingly when I read it wasn’t missing. Your eyes also fix those words which your mind wants to read. True magic!
Well, coming back to Thou shalt know what thou write about, tell me how do you re-create the topics you know well?
This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon 2021