Food Writing, From my Perspective…

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Dear Student Writer

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Dear Student Writer,

When thinking about writing a manifesto, the first thought that goes through everyone’s head is, “What exactly is a manifesto?” Looking up what it is can be daunting and it can make you feel overwhelmed because there are so many components to writing a manifesto. But once you understand what a manifesto is supposed to do, it gets easier.

Choosing a topic for your manifesto may be the hardest thing to do. It must be something that isn’t that difficult to research and most importantly, it must be something that you are interested in. Forcing yourself to write something that you are not that interested in will just make it a hard time for you and it will make your manifesto lack that emotion it needs.

Including your own experiences and beliefs in your manifesto can make it personal and more relatable to your future audience. Having a personal interest and experience in your topic will give it that fire it needs to make it more influential.

Now that the hard part is done, now comes the dirty work. You have to search and dig through articles, interviews, and different kinds of research to get to the information you need. But not just any information that comes from anywhere, you need to obtain the main sources. As you research you can narrow your topic into something less broad, that way you can really get your persuasion on! Talking about a broad topic such as World Hunger can make you talk about so many different things that can make your reader feel like they are being pulled in so many different directions. You don’t want that, you want your reader to feel that they can start believing in what you are trying to get across to them.

Aside from all your great research and personal input, you need to put some actual statistics into your growing manifesto. Although it is some boring stuff, it is also necessary. Statistics will make your readers see that what you are talking about is not just something that you made up. It will show that it is a real thing that is talked about in the real world.

Remember, this is something that you want to share with your audience, and you want them to know what you know, and you want them so feel how you feel. So keep writing and make those people believe!

Yours truly,

Kristen

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2 thoughts on “Dear Student Writer

  1. This is stellar advice: “As you research you can narrow your topic into something less broad, that way you can really get your persuasion on! Talking about a broad topic such as World Hunger can make you talk about so many different things that can make your reader feel like they are being pulled in so many different directions. You don’t want that, you want your reader to feel that they can start believing in what you are trying to get across to them.” True for manifestos and most other writing projects too.

  2. This post was very insightful and would help a new writer learn more about good writing tips. good job!

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