I went to Harold Washington Library to conduct research on topics and resources to develop my upcoming writing workshops. I started my search with “How to Write.” There were over 920 results! This not only gave me a listing of books on the rules of writing, it also gave me writing topics. Do you know I have at least 75 topics to choose from? And none of them were repeats on the list!!
Book reports for students of all ages, romance novels, songs, resumes and cover letters, articles for newspapers and magazines, writing for TV and business correspondence were just a few of the books written. There were even books on how to write sentences and paragraphs! It was a bit overwhelming.
Luckily for me, I already know which group I am going to target. However, it was great to see ALL of the things that are written.
And for people with no direct writing experience or training, and want to venture into the world of writing, there are loads of options. It’s just a matter of how badly you want it, and how hard you are willing to work. Your options are unlimited.
Just wanted to share my discoveries.