Reason #8 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Writing about a topic is.

Topics are like dresser drawers. Show us what is inside.

Do NOT write about a topic. Write about a moment.

Let’s say the topic is Christmas…tis the season, good will, and other subtopics will explode in your mind. Ignore this.

If it hadn’t already been done, and quite well, I’d say write about a little boy who had no gift for the King, nothing at all except that he could play a drum for the baby. Write about him at the moment he does so.

Rump-a-pump-pum.

THAT’s Christmas alrighty.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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