What does it mean to you?
Articles or stories on the environment?
Writing that offers timeless appeal?
C. Hope Clark's post, Evergreen Writing, discusses the latter, and explores ways to use "evergreen" topics to sell magazine articles. You know the type, those themes that you see every year, like New Year's Resolutions and losing weight. Or holiday celebrations. Hope encourages us to research timeless topics and add a new spin as a way to sell more articles. I agree; there's always another angle waiting to be tackled. And sold.
The post got me thinking, not just about how to write creative articles, but how to expand fiction ideas too. Historical and romance novels are evergreen, aren't they? How about mysteries? What unique perspectives can we offer? Who would have thought years ago, for example, that Amish fiction would be so popular? Just think of the possibilities!
There are angles everywhere. At the coffeeshop. On the playground. Under the desk. In the laundry basket. Beside the chocolate bar in the drawer. We each see the world through different eyes. Just think of all the threads of ideas out there, waiting to be woven into something special.
Write Hope is a group of international writers who are auctioning books and services (donated by writers) to benefit the people of Japan. Visitors enter bids by posting in the comments; check out their latest posts here. Don't forget to peruse previous posts for items of interest.
Angel Sister Giveaway
Don't forget that the Second Blogoversary Giveaways continue through next week. This week's interview and giveaway features a copy of Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart. Deadline to enter is Friday at midnight. Click here to enter.
How green is your writing? Have you taken any time lately to explore new and different writing ideas?
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