Friday, August 20, 2010
Taming the Beast of Non-fiction
You have to tell yourself that you own your subject. You are a master of it and you belong in the ranks of the published.
Don’t let them see you flinch.
Don’t let them see you sweat.
Know your subject.
And face that beast knowing you have already conquered it.
Then crack your knuckles and begin.
Nothing will hold you down or hold you back if you are willing to put in a little hard work. Confidence comes with knowing your subject. Knowing your subject comes from research. Research requires hard work and perseverance.
But it’s worth it to tame the mighty beast.
Do you agree with this? How much research time do you put in before you write a non-fiction piece (including blog posts)? Do you research more than you technically need?