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Writing and Public Speaking

Tips for Writers
By:Michael Russell

There are many ways that you can clearly communicate your thoughts and ideas to others through writing. Writing a non fiction text is one way that you can communicate with your readers. Writing a fiction text is another way that you can capture your reader's attention. As you can see, the possibilities are endless with the categories mentioned. Let us explore each path of writing.

Non fiction allows you to write about what is true. One type of writing a non fiction text could be a biography or an autobiography. When going this route, make sure that you have all of the facts. You may want to interview the person personally, if you are choosing to write about someone else, whether you know them well or not. As you write about someone's life, make sure that you share the most interesting facts and important information about that individual. You can also use this form to share facts and knowledge.

Another non fiction text that you could choose to write about would be about a place or landform, something in creation. When doing this, obviously, it would be best to go to the topic of choice. However, if you are not able to, such as when writing a piece about the sun, you must do accurate and comprehensive research. It would be best to use color coded note cards. Put the information into different categories. This will help you to organize the information into paragraphs and into areas of greater importance much faster than if you just jot down notes on a sheet of paper. Before you write the final draft in any non fiction text, make sure that you have someone read over what you have written to make sure that it is accurate. They may be able to give you more information about the topic you have chosen.

Writing fiction is an endlessly exciting endeavor. As you write fiction, there is nothing more important than details! As you write, make your reader feel, that he or she has been where you have been in your mind while you were writing. Let your readers smell, feel, see and touch their surroundings. Take your readers out of this world and help them to see through new lenses. That is what fiction is all about.

As was clearly stated, there are endless possibilities to writing. The first step is seeing in your mind that there is something that needs to be said, people to meet and topics to know more about. When you have identified that topic, get to work right away. Know that you are taking your reader to a world he or she may have never been and don't turn back!

Michael Russell

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