Do I have to love the subject I’m writing about?
The question came up in a session I was doing with a group of writers last week.
The answer, of course, is no.
If you are very lucky you will be able to spend a lot of time writing about the things that interest you.
Lots of us aren’t always that lucky. That’s why effective writing is about putting yourself in the place of your reader.
You may not care about the subject, but they do or you wouldn’t be writing about it. So think about:
- what your reader cares about
- why your reader cares
- what your reader wants to know about the subject.
And aim to let some of their enthusiasm inform your writing along the way.