Friday, March 19, 2010

Writing and Finding Articles

I love creative writing. More than anything else, I love writing feel-good stories. Right now, I’m trying to get down and write a fantasy love story. It’s not a genre I’m familiar with, but there’s a submission callout for it, so I thought I’d give it a go anyway. Mostly, I write articles. I don’t mind doing that. It’s particularly enjoyable when I write about something that I’m interested in. Of late, I’ve been fortunate enough to have had gotten assignments on home décor, classroom management, blogging, and parenting. In the past, I’ve had to write car reviews (ironic since I don’t even drive), articles on prostate health (even more ironic), the oil industry, the stock market, etc. It’s a worthwhile activity anyway. I earn and learn. To keep the balance though, I also write articles on topics I want to write about and submit them to an article directory. It’s a refreshing change from all the writing assignments. Not only do I get to write about matters that are relevant to me, I also get to use my byline if I so choose. I rarely get to do that with the online assignments I get. Incidentally, I also consult article directories when I do research on topics I have to write about. That's a pretty fair exchange, isn't it?


The Rooster Crows at 4am! said...

Hmmm, I haven't done any article writing yet. I think it would be very difficult to write on a topic which you are not interested in, but I commend you for your pursuit of this. Sounds like you could make some extra cash with this.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Dave. Thanks to the internet, research has become very easy. And yeah, I do do it for the money ;p