Everyone wants to write about something, the subject is clear, to whom it is addressed and what they hope to achieve with the subject is also clear. But this phobia flogs them:
How do I start? How do I order what I want to say?
Here are four important exercises of what to do before you start typing to the evil; Order does not matter, but each one is valuable and necessary.
Making it handwritten is more practical, although over time it can also be done in the word processor in an almost automated way.
1 Take a mental inventory
This is nothing more than listing what we know about the subject. For example, if the subject were "Mouse is not working well", We should highlight things like:
- There are balls of balls and also optical.
- Ball mice are filled with fat and dust.
- Optical mice have problems with red color or shiny surfaces.
- The gomitas under the mouse serve to accumulate dust and to prevent that it goes away inside.
- Mice are disposable.
The ideal is to have in the form of loose statements the main topics that cover the subject, you should look if they are accessible and easy famous phrases that exist, funny aspects if applicable. As an example:
If you are Spanish and travel to America to teach computer classes, you will never say: "Take the mouse with force"
2 Ask yourself questions
It is also useful to ask questions, generally to structure the content:
- What reasons cause a mouse to get dirty?
- What advice can be given to prevent dirt on a mouse?
- Do I include only the analog mice?
- When should the mouse be sent to the trash?
- How to clean a mouse?
- What do my readers want to know about this topic?
- Is a wool pad or plastic mouse better?
3 Relate ideas
Then, it is convenient to connect ideas, to structure the topic. For example:
- If it is optical mouse, it gets dirty less, lasts longer, is more expensive.
- If it is a ball mouse, it becomes more dirty, occupies flat surface.
- To Clean the fat and dust, it can be done with the nail, with a small knife.
- You have to clean the ball, the sticks that turn vertically and horizontally, the diagonal wheel, the outer gum, shake it, blow it.
4 Investigate more.
With the scratching of the sketch, there is a need to investigate more, about aspects that require depth. Not necessarily should be sought if someone spoke about the issue because it can infect or discourage us. Finally we could be disappointed and not write, because almost everything has been spoken, but we can never be the same, in case of finding another author with the same subject we can expand its content and cite it as a reference.
To investigate goes beyond searching for what has already been said, is to learn what we do not know with certainty, for example:
- What the wikipedia of the mouse pad says, the way of writing it in Spanish. Who invented it.
- When writing the casters, the curiosity may arise to know what they are called, how the mechanism works inside.
- Reasons why red color affects the optical mouse, as it is called lightning, if it affects the view.
- We're also going to need a few images, so we'll have to look at Google and that will lead us to learn a bit more.
Finally, we should have clear ideas of how to start writing the body of the document, be it an essay, an editorial or a simple post of 700 words. It is ideal that the content can be made up of short sections, three or four sequential points; In case of a more extensive document, it will give us an idea of the index with its chapters and main sections. So, what comes is to start writing based on those points, one of them may be the conclusion, although this takes particular criteria that we will mention later.
Rescued from my writing course, which will take me four hours during several Mondays. Gages of these and other trades that are enjoyed almost like giving an AutoCAD course. It does not matter if it is online or from the lecture stand where a group of new writers wait in six weeks to have put into practice the basic principles of composition.