My thoughts on writing tips found online and in published works (with some random thoughts thrown into the mix).

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An Easy Way to Make Your Writing Interesting

Take an interest in your subject

This is an invaluable piece of advice. In order to make your subject interesting to others, you have to be interested in it yourself. If a person who hates classical music tries to write a novel about Beethoven, it will fall flat. If a person who loves cars and Sweden tries to write a novel about the history of Saab vehicles, however, they have a chance of being successful.

In short, you have to have a genuine interest in your subject matter in order to write well about it. Even if it something you never cared about before, if you can find some element that fascinates you, then you have a fighting chance. Find a way to relate to it, to care, and you will be able to convince the reader that they should care too.