How to Catch the Writing Bug
How to Catch the Writing Bug
By Stephen Bucaro
If you earn income as a writer, or use writing as a
Now I write two or three articles each day. I don't have
The writing bug is contagious, and by reading this article,
How to Choose a Topic
The most difficult part of the writing process is choosing
- Use a three-ring notebook as an idea file.
Your idea notebook should have two parts. The first part
Where do ideas come from? Everywhere! Ideas can come from
After you learn how to catch ideas, your idea notebook will
- I can explain the topic better.
When an idea hits you, write it down in the first part of
Now when you need an idea, just flip through your idea
- One surprising source of topic ideas is material that
How to Write the Article
The second most difficult part of the writing process is
First, make an outline. If you're going to write the entire
- Sometimes when an idea pops into my head, I can visualize
Divide large projects into parts and write one part at a
Your first draft doesn't have to be comprehensive. Just
Your first draft doesn't have to have have correct spelling
Go back later and revise your first draft. Make sure it
I feel it's very important to let someone else read your
- If your article is for an audience that is expected to
Go back and correct the spelling and grammar but don't try
I feel it's important to set your article aside until the
If you are not an expert writer, keep learning by studying
With your idea notebook, the writer's attitude and the
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