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April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 105

I totally agree with Sylvia Plath when she said, "everything in life is writable." So how vast indeed are the resources in choosing a topic for an article? It is infinite; therefore, it should be effortless. But then, for a fresh writer this is a very demanding task. I was there once and believe me, I often thought about it as impossible. However, I did everything, I kept writing, because I really loved to do so; I stood up; I sat, and put down everything that came into my head. I submitted articles, and at first it was rejected. I've rewritten, edited, resubmitted, and I succeeded. If we always try to conform to the rules and guidelines in selecting a topic before writing, then it would be trouble-free. I remember reading from one of the works of Karol Jackowski where she stated, "writing must never be anything else - every word is born of inner necessity." It is the necessity to reach out to the readers.

How are we going to pick an article topic then?

Good example starts at the time you wake up. Was it the noise outside that made you awake? So write about that noise disturbance, and how it could be avoided in the neighborhood. Is there an automotive shop beside your dwelling place? Are there special rules that prohibit it? Lots and lots of topics you can derive, from the time you open your eyes in the morning until the time you close them again at night. Think about the food on your table; is that your favorite food? Is that giving your body the nutrients it needs? Can you write about the benefits of the food in front of you? Then go ahead, get a good title for your article. Think about the people to whom you are addressing it. Consider who would be most interested with what you are about to write. Then get that pen and paper and scribble down the ideas. Let it flow; pour it out without limitations and without editions. Editing can come in later after you have exhausted your thoughts into your draft.

By now we already know how to select a topic. It is important that we can relate with what we are writing about. It is equally significant for a topic to be directed to the interest of the audience. Paul Gallico, in his work Confessions of A Story Writer said, "It is only when you open your veins and bleed unto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader." Indeed, we write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others. If a writer in selecting a topic would always bear this in mind, his article will surely be beneficial to him and the public as well.

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