By V. Berba Velasco Jr., Ph.D.
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I once wrote an article in which I offered the following tip on how to speak eloquently
in public: Talk about something that you're passionate about. When we speak about
matters that are dear to our hearts, we often find wellsprings of eloquence from
which we can draw.
I offer similar advice to anyone who wants to learn how to write with flair and style.
Start by writing about something that you feel deeply and passionately about. The
same hearty emotions that lend eloquence to an orator can also provide a jumpstart
to an aspiring writer. What's more, we are likely to be well-informed about matters
that we hold dear, and we are likely to have spent many hours pondering their
significance in our minds.
Of course, this is no magic bullet. An aspiring writer still needs to master the
mechanics of proper composition, as well as develop his own style. Still, these skills
can only come about through practice—and if you're going to practice, it helps to
start with topics that we can launch into with great passion and aplomb.
About the Author:
V. Berba Velasco Jr., Ph.D. is a senior electrical and software engineer at
Cellular Technology Ltd (http://www.immunospot.com,
http://www.elispot.cn), where he also has various technical writing duties.