Writing About Solutions

by Marjorie J ~ . Filed under: How to Start Writing, Where to Get New Story Ideas.

Problems that you can solve with your writing are like alligators:

Stage 1: They are born small.
Stage 2: They get big, strong and smart.
Stage 3: They intimidate.
Stage 4: They can live a long time.

Start writing and sharing your problem solving skills as soon as you discover that your approach worked. Your solution might be exactly what your reader has been searching for and will save them a lot of time in getting to a resolution of the problem. They will thank you for your information and the steps you used to problem solve.

The idea is to share your solutions. Your reader can contain a baby alligator or a small problem because you can encourage them with the knowledge that they are: smarter, stronger and can use your solution or at least try your solution to solve a beginning problem.

Your steps to a solution will help your reader because:

  • It takes less time for them using the steps you found worked for you
  • It takes less of their energy when they have a set of steps to try
  • It takes fewer of their mental and emotional resources
  • The stress reduction will help them get to the result/resolution faster

So turn to your digging tools,  you only need to keep your eyes and ears open, ask a few questions.

  • How’s it going?
  • What’s the problem?
  • What’s getting in the way?
  • What’s the best way to fix it?
  • How can I help?
  • This is what I did to solve that type of problem, my solution might work for you too.

Get your writing tools ready and start sharing what you would do or what you did in the same situation. In writing down your steps you might discover additional shortcuts that will help you the next time you have a similar problem and might help your reader get to a solution more quickly.