Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Four common elements should make up your writing condition. These are: issue, purpose, readers, and other requirements which will guide you and delimit you to the issue at hand. Therefore, the issue must be narrowed down. For example , if your subject is love, your writing condition is senior marriage guidance students, informative purpose, Professor as your reader, 1000 words in 2 days, then your possible topics could be love at first sight. With these elements clearly outlined, you may proceed to brainstorming and certainly keeping everything in an organized journal for easy reference. In brainstorming, you may start answering the questions who, what, when, why, where, and how. Then you can proceed to clustering or mapping your brainstormed ideas. You may also read Simon & Schuster in their Handbook for Writers by Lynn Quitman Troyka, 1990, US: Prentice-Hall pages 17-30.