The What and Why of My Writing

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What do you want to write about?

I began by asking myself three questions:

  1. What do I want to share with the world?
  2. What kind of writing will give me joy and satisfaction?
  3. What kind of writing will add meaning to my own life?

Why do you want that goal?

Narrowing the list

Thanks to this exercise, I was able to come up with a long list of topics I would like to write about and a clear reason for why I want to write. But I can’t start with such a long list. It’s going to leave me confused about where to start. So the next thing was to narrow down the list to three broad topics to write on and the medium through which I want to express them.

  1. Journaling to share a process and a tool that has been very helpful to me.
  2. Autobiographical Fiction to share life lessons and also for doing what-if analysis by exploring how different choices can lead to different outcomes.
  3. Book Summaries to share what information about books that have had a positive impact on my life.
  4. Travelogues. I know I wanted to choose only three, but here’s one for the road :-)
  1. Blog Posts
  2. Books



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Parag Shah

Parag Shah


Once upon a time, I was a software developer. Now I’m a writer :-)