In need of some writing advice! Any tips?

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    skilleds2dent
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    I’m a college student studying engineering and as a means of earning some extra money on the side, I decided to take up a part-time job creating content for an international dating blog. I’m no Shakespeare by any means, but I can write fairly well. The only problem is, I don’t have any experience writing about romance or dating in general, so I’m a bit at a loss for words here. Any tips or advice for writing about related topics? I could use some help!

  • #658055

    shadowwalker
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    Well, you may have jumped the gun taking a job for which you had no experience or knowledge. That said, I would check out other similar blogs and see what they’re doing, content-wise. I’d also start looking elsewhere for a writing gig you’re more suited to.

  • #658056

    Rob Vargas
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    You’ve landed yourself in quite a trap, I think.

    One of the biggest rules of writing is to write what you know. Followed by writing what you’re passionate about.

    It sounds like you’ve “chased the market,” in a manner of speaking. This is a fairly common occurrence, I think, when you choose what’s available instead of what interests you.

    All I can suggest is finding some connection to the subject matter. Maybe something about first date jitters, or how you set yourself up for that first date.

    And then do a LOT of reading. You need to find an audience that you can count on, or the blog may choose to let you go. And finding an audience pretty much requires a significant amount of research.

    Good luck!

  • #658462

    yellowducky
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    USe your imagination .. you could start off where you met,Who the other person was,why they are such great friends .. Stuff like that .

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