Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Generating New Writing Topics


by M. J. Joachim

There are a few different things you can do to minimize the hassle of choosing writing topics. Work from a broad base, narrowing down your subject matter into categories. In other words, take things one step at a time.

For example, take the ordinary subject matter of laundry. It’s a large topic that can be sorted into several different areas. Within the subject of laundry, you can write about all sorts of topics including, but not limited to clothing, products, utilities and environment.

Clothing can be further broken down into sorting, cleaning and mending. Products can be broken down into chemicals, stain removers, softening agents etc. Utilities include washing machines and dryers, antique wash boards, buying and selling machines, warranties, reviews and abilities. The environment can cover everything from cultural differences to going green, or cultural similarities and toxins emitted into the air and water supply, from standard laundry procedures.

Each of these ideas can be isolated into more precise topics, each deserving of its very own article, blog post or chapter in a book.

The approach employed when writing to your subject matter also lends itself to choosing topics. Debating the pros and cons of a particular subject matter requires diligent research. Stating facts based on personal experience of well-established knowledge is less strenuous, and will require a different approach, thereby lending itself to a different type of topic.

Combining all points stated above, narrowing down a large subject into smaller more intense sound-bites, promotes creativity in writing, which ultimately delights the reader, causing him to view the work more profoundly.

Thank you for visiting Writing Tips.
I hope this post generates new and exciting topics for you.

M. J.

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