Write About What You Love

4dancersby Catherine L. Tully

I don’t know how many of you know this, but in my previous life I was a dancer. Actually, a dancer and a choreographer. This photo is me. (A long time ago.)

Why am a sharing this with you?

Besides the fact that I hope Freelance-Zone readers would like to get to know me a bit better, I have another, very practical reason for sharing this information. When you write about what you love, chances are good that you will get somewhere with it.

I broke into writing with a few lucky pitches and a series of magazine articles for Dance Teacher magazine. I also wrote for publications such as Highland Dancer and Dance Spirit. Not only was it easy for me to write about a subject I know a lot about, but it was fun.

I still have a passion for writing about dance, which is evidenced by the fact that I write another blog over at 4dancers.org.

If you are a new writer, why not start out writing about something you enjoy? Do you have any hobbies? See if there is a trade magazine devoted to it. Pitch an article. What do you like to do in your state? Why not share the experience with others by querying a travel piece about the activities you do for fun?

This works for seasoned writers as well. It can be easy to get trapped in a slog of decent-paying, boring work to pay the bills. Don’t let yourself drown in the doldrums–make sure you are writing some things that you love as well. Start a blog. Pitch the fun stuff. Gather material for a book down the line…

Have you scored big writing something you love? If so, do tell…you just might inspire another writer to give it a shot!

3 thoughts on “Write About What You Love”

  1. Holy Cow, Catherine! What a beautiful photo of you (meaning that you are beautiful!).

    One of the things I love are passionate people. Writers are passionate people. We have to be. It’s common to see that whatever else we’ve done, we’ve done it passionately, fully. So, yes! Why not start there for your writing. 🙂

    I’m taking a wonderful 5 month-long Authority Blogger class. It’s for people who want to become authorities in their passion, via writing a blog (which also becomes a business, so it’s not just about giving away your writing for free, unless that’s what you want to do).

    Here’s a link for all the Freelance-Zone writers, in case Authority Blogging (by Chris Garrett) sounds interesting.


    Thanks for a great article.

  2. I love this photo of you and I love this blog post. You couldn’t be more right about starting out as a freelancer by writing about what you love. There’s nothing easier in the world than writing passionately.

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