I just got through reading “So You Want to Be a Writer,” a poem by Charles Bukowski.
Of course, it wasn’t written specifically for Squidoo lensmasters… but it fits.
The first line reads:
if it doesn’t come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don’t do it.
In other words, if you aren’t passionate about your topic… If it doesn’t move you in some way… If you have to struggle to find additional words to fill in that extra required module…
Don’t make the lens.
Instead, go out into the real world. Take a walk. Visit a friend. Watch a movie. And wait for something that strikes your fancy so hard that it demands you write about it. Trust me, it will come to you.
And while I have your attention, please feel free to share your most inspired lens here in the comments section. We’d all love to see it!