Remembering where to find topics on the subject you write about

Remembering where to find topics for your subject is a major challenge most freelancers face. Many times the editor or the employer just introduces a topic to the writer, to develop content on. Many other times, and in most cases, the writers get the opportunity to determine the topics by themselves.

To have a general idea on the topic in hand is good. This then is broken down to subtopics or paragraphs, to cover the overall subject matter that needs representation. Finding subtopics for creating output can be easy. Jotting down the points as when it comes to your mind helps. But in most cases, this may not be sufficient.

So one has to do a little bit of research while determining what goes into the article or book. There is a wide variety of methodology available today. One such is the internet. The theme can look upon or researched on the net and zeroed upon. One has to use imagination and creativity to ensure that the output created is interesting enough to keep the reader asking for more.

Yet another method of researching is to examine books available in the local library. After going through the print material, your conventional ideas can further develop to suit the topic of interest that the writer is writing on. This also leads to augmented knowledge on the topic in hand. Again, books and the internet can only guide you to certain extend.

Apart from the above, life’s experience of the writer will help create more thought provoking content. Each individual is different and each individual will have his or her own experiences in life, which are different from others. So writing personal experience will command more bonus points since it appeals to the editors as well. More appreciation comes forth for the work thus done and this will see the writer blooming well into his career.

Every situation that we come across has a story in it. A creative writer can generate a full fledged page of article from simple life situations.

When it comes to topics related to science and technology the above may not apply. Here one has to really understand the subject matter in detail to attempt writing. But understanding such subjects is easy as well. Most of the time there is a logical step to follow. The writer has to discover the logic and grasp the topic and he will easily find a way through to write about the same.

Comparing the work done by others and translating it to simple understandable work is one domain of expertise where writers can test their knowledge and creativity. Similarly, agreeing or disagreeing with thought leaders is another way of kick starting a new thinking process. Such writing activity done on a regular basis ensures that the writer’s thoughts are active and captivating always.

A writer can generate topics of interest, to write about, from friends and acquaintances as well. While in a conversation, or during an activity, numerous themes of interest appear and opportunities to write about them arise. Which means if there are two or more people interested in the same subject, it is worth writing about. Some of these appealing trends might only last for a few years but it is worth following the story to know your capabilities, on generating public interest on a topic. Here capabilities also point to your effectiveness in writing about a current topic and scoring on readership as well.

Keeping your own journal of topics, on where to find them is helpful. When asked to write about topics which are not current, but from the past, this may be of a huge help.

Finally, researching and reading on subject matter can only help in understanding the topic in hand. But the writer has to have talent to recreate an output which is appealing to the audience and should think of what might impact writing in a positive way. What is more – having the right words and context while you write is important. It helps harness the right audience to view and read your work.

Optimization of work helps in building better readership and more and more work will follow. Content authors to get the readers appreciate their work by ensuring original output each time they write. Here the subject and output need to be synchronized to enable the reader to relate to what is written

A happy client is what we need at the end of the day. A well documented article is a reference point for future. So everytime you write, ensure that your writing is an example of good work for future reference.

How to Become an Expert Freelance Writer

Writing is the most popular freelancing jobs worldwide. Over 70% of writers’ worldwide work as freelancers for various publications, companies, individuals, blogs, and media industry. Being a freelance writer is not easy because you have to learn to be a freelancer as well as a writer. If you are wondering what it takes to be an expert freelance writer then here are some points to help you:

Learn your language

You can write in any language provided you understand the language well. Whether you are writing in English, French, Hindi or any other language, you have to make sure that you understand all the grammar and punctuation rules and are able to use them correctly.

Try and read more and more publications and writings in your language, which will give you a fair idea of what are the latest developments, latest words included etc. Keep in mind that the slang that you use in your normal language might not be understood by everyone.

What do you want to write about?

Theoretically, you can write about anything under the sun.  However since it is not possible for you to ‘know’ everything, we suggest that you stick to some topics, which you know the best about. This will not only help you maintain a flow of writing but also help you in address the topic with confidence.

What kind of writing do you want to do?

After you have thought about the topic that you want to write about, it is then time to think about what kind of writing you want to do. Writing can fall under many categories such as advice, lists, stories, reviews, controversy, comparison, news reporting, diaries, events, life stories, book reviews, questions and answers, informational, inspirational, poetry to name a few.  Of course, you don’t have to restrict yourself to one particular category but it would help you focus more if you can shortlist some categories to start with.

Don’t be afraid to be dreadful

Trust yourself always when you are writing about your chosen topic.  Everything you write about will not be perfect and you should not expect it to be perfect. It is quite natural for a writer to have different views on a particular subject. Therefore, just trust yourself when writing a blog.

Read and Research

It is quite important for a blogger to research well into the topic that he/she is going to focus on. However, an expert blogger’s research does not stop on the topic itself, it also includes keeping up with what is happening around in the world. You have to make a habit of dedicating some time during the day to spend on reading. You can read other blogs, books, papers etc. and get to know what the world around you is listening to.

Your research should also include a timeline about your future posts. This will help you map out a direction for your blog which will in turn help you maintain a continuity in your blogs. Keep in mind that most of the blogs fail because they are not able to hold the interest of the readers. Focus on being credible and emotional in your writings.

Interact with the readers

An expert blogger always interacts with the readers. This interaction can be in many forms  such as responding to readers which comment on the blog, encourage readers to express their views, interact on social media platforms, post comments and queries on other blogs etc. Once you start interacting with readers, you will see that you will have more inputs for your freelance writing and it will only improve with time.