When you start off as a writer, it is easy to let others make
decisions for you and to tell you what to do and not do. After all,
since you are beginning your writing career, you feel like a novice
and you want to do the best that you can and be the best that you
can as soon as you can.
One of the most important things that you can do for yourself
as a writer is to be true to yourself. Make sure that you know
exactly what you want to write. If you are unsure about what you
want to write, it is important for you to take stock of YOUR likes
and dislikes. Maybe examine your hobbies. What do you enjoy
doing in your spare time? What book and magazine titles are you
drawn to when you go to the bookstore?
By answering these questions, you will become acutely aware
of what you are interested in. Then you could start researching in
these different areas and determining what you topics really
fascinate you. This way, you will be writing about what YOU
want to write about and now what someone else is telling you to
write about. And that is emancipation at its best!
But, more importantly, you can tailor your writing to your
temperament and to your hobbies and goals. And it is so
important that you write about what YOU like. Don’t be
manipulated by other individuals, even if they are supposed
experts, to write about things that you aren’t interested in. Make
sure that what you write about you are passionate about!
~ Happy writing!