By Leesa Ostrander
This post is in honor of National Breast Cancer Month.
I want to ask everyone, when you write do you find more gratification when you write for something you believe in or have a passion for?
I ask because I write marketing material. Sometimes it flows and other times it is like washing the car with water from the Rio Grande.
Once I found out my mom has breast cancer last week, the words flowed from me. I could see clarity in why I was writing to encourage patients to pay attention to their health; a direct opposite from the previous week.
I found it easier to write and know my motive, then turn the thoughts into legible words.
Then I turned the passion back to my WIP. This section may not fit in the whole work, but it felt good to get it on paper.
Back to the question, do you add your personal agenda’s to your WIP (hoping to omit personal bias when writing technical writing)? Does your passion shine and your readers take notice where you are coming from? How do you hone in this talent?