WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT? ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!
So, you finally decided to join the world of writing. You want to publish a book, a printed hard bound book. Or you want to join the world wide web, publish articles using the digital matrix. You are excited to start typing. It has been months or even years since you finally made up your mind you wanted to be a writer or a blogger. You have been procrastinating. Even when you are ready to write, here comes the problem: Mental blockade! This is very frustrating. I came up with my own medicine. It is so simple that I can give myself a whipping for not doing it all along. JUST MAKE A LIST. DUH!! I don’t intend to be funny. If I have a list of niches or topics I won’t run out of ideas to write about. It is my privilege to share with you my compilation that I hope will strike a fire in your heart and brain and just go for it: WRITE.
START WITH YOU, YOURSELF
YOUR BETTER HALF, HUSBAND/WIFE
Congratulations if your spouse says ok. Maybe you want to start with your first meeting. When and where was it? How did you like the overall appearance? Where was he/she from, family background, educational attainment, job, hobbies, interests? Did you have lots of fights and make ups? Next, describe your wedding: elegant, extravagant, simple? What makes your spouse special? Are you opposites in everything? Does he/she embodies all the characteristics you are dreaming of? Chances are both of you have nothing in common. Yet you manage to keep the relationship going smoothly. Describe your spouse’s favorites, likes, dislikes, temperament, fashion, driving behavior? What kind of treatment do you receive: flowers, presents, breakfast in bed, taking out trash, clean dishes, take you out to fine dining and 5 star hotels? Actually, you can get some more ideas from the START WITH YOU segment. The only difference is instead of talking about yourself, you will tell stories about your better half.
Remember these are just suggestions. It is up to you to arrange the chronology of your post. Make the scenes a little bit more dramatic. Add some funny events just to sandwich in between sad moments. But hurray to you if everyday is happiness and bliss and romantic. Share your secrets on what makes your marriage click and a success.
The wedding day has finally arrived. Did everything go smoothly as planned? Were there any commotions? You might want to describe the scenes during the ceremony. Did anyone faint during the ceremony? It is up to you how to end your article. You can describe the wedding party. Or maybe end the story with you boarding a plane or a cruise ship headed for your honeymoon somewhere special.
LIVING WITH CHILDREN
Couples usually plan ahead of time how many children they are going to have. Many disagreements happen and compromise is the only solution. Most of the time the financial picture is the deciding factor. Could you afford 6 kids? Who will bring them to school? Any notion of homeschooling the kids?
You used to have your own ” me time ” and suddenly it is gone, totally gone. You need to constantly watch the children. Does hiring a nanny entered your thought? How do you balance between taking care of the kids, household chores and bills? Did you ever approach your better half for a vacation or free time? Having children, you get to see and look at your ” mini you ” who resemble your looks, your eyes, your temper and behavior. At the end of the day, do you say to yourself, ” I will survive another chaotic day? ” It is all worth it.
You can write tons of books and articles just for this topic alone. Most especially if you want to share from the time they were born to the time they left your nest to go to college. Or extend that up to the time they started dating to their honeymoons and becoming grandparents. Well this would be a separate topic/niche if you wish, but it will make for a dramatic ending for your post. It is up to you.
These are just few of my ideas in my list. You can pick and choose which one/s you are comfortable writing about. I could have just enumerated all the above in numerical order. But I thought by writing down some questions, some leads, it can help facilitate to start your paragraphs. It is indeed intimidating to capture in just a few words exactly what you want to convey. Answering some questions could help lead you in the right direction. Visualize mentally how you want your article/story to come out. Maybe those questionnaires I listed above will lessen the overwhelming job of gathering your materials to complete your very first article. Give yourself a pat in the back. Enjoy your new found calling: a freelancer, a writer.
I suggest you bookmark this website or add this to your favorites so it will come in handy for reference whenever you get ready to write your post. I have a long list of niches/topics that you can get your ideas from. I prefer to post them section by section so that you, my readers, will not be overwhelmed and feel like you are being bombarded with so many topics. It is good to read and digest at the same time. If you just scan through, you might miss an idea which could probably be your best article yet ever. So it is good to take things slowly but surely. HAPPY WRITING!!!!!!!!