A topic that is too specific and too narrow will not get your work done and will make you feel like you are constantly writing. An interesting and original topic will get you thinking and keep you entertained. A topic that is too broad and too vague will cause your writing to get stale and dull. A topic that is too broad and vague will make you feel like you are writing for others rather than yourself.
While it’s true that writing that is truly yours will take you years to do, writing that is too broad and vague may not make it easy to read or read it at all. By writing for others, you won’t understand what the author is trying to say and you may actually feel like you’re writing for the wrong person.
Sure you can write for you. You can write to someone, a friend, or even a family member. But a topic that is too broad and vague is hard to write about. It requires you to write it in a different way than you are accustomed to. This is not an easy task, and the way you have to go about it will be different than what you are used to.
It’s not as if people are like you, but we all have some things to learn. You want to know how to write for someone, and you want to know how to write for yourself. If you need a reminder of the same things your writing will tell you, add links to your writing and let it go. If you need to know your own story, the first step is to read your writing. If you are writing for yourself, do it.
If you are writing for yourself, you want to have your story told. If you are writing for someone else, you want to have that person read your story. And if you are writing for the audience you want to write for, you want to have it read by the audience you want it to be read by. So it is the same as choosing your topic for your writing project. How you organize your topic is how you organize the rest of your writing.
I’ve been guilty of this. When I first started writing, it was in the back of my mind that I would never, ever write anything about myself. And I know it sounds really stupid, but I think a lot of people feel like that. As I began to write my first stories, most of them focused on my life growing up, I began to realize that my writing would be about my life. So I started writing about something that was not me.
When you’re writing a book or a story, you should avoid the stuff that’s boring. You should pick a topic that is not boring enough for your readers to read it. I don’t want to write about a character, but I write about the characters, the world around them, and the world around you. I always have to do that.
This is a good strategy for most writers, but some people can get so immersed in a subject that they lose touch with the reality of their life and instead focus on the writer of the book or story they are writing. For example, I often write in first person, but since I’m the author, I want to write in third person, and I tend to write about the things that I’m doing and not about the things that I’m not doing.
The question is, how do you tell if you’re writing about the world around you or the world around the characters you’re writing about? I would argue that while we do tend to write about the characters we’re writing about, the question is in what direction to take.