The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say. ~Mark Twain
Did you know that Mark Twain was an avid scrapbooker? He also patented his design of "self adhesive" scrapbooks in 1872. If you ever find yourself in Connecticut you can visit his house/museum and learn more about this amazing author.
I love learning pieces of history which is probably another reason I love to write. Research. When you're writing an article those little pieces make the difference between a boring read and an interesting one. That's why in my travels I always pick up the literature and watch the movie at the visitors center. You never know how those tidbits will creep into your writing.
Today, spend about an hour researching a topic you'd love to write about. After you're done with the research...brainstorm...how many different articles could you potentially write about with your hour of research time? It may surprise you. Now get back to work!
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