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This item continues the section “Write something:”, which I hope will inspire you to write something for yourself using the keyword. The topic for today is: Controversial.

How do I write something controversial?

Take an item which everybody has an opinion on find the most extreme dissenting viewpoint and imagine what that you would be making arguments to support that view. This is easiest for subjects you know much about, as you know all the pitfalls and counter arguments which are often presented in this view. Write about a taboo that scares you, take all the arguments you usually have and turn them around.

The other way is to take something which is common knowledge and blow it out of all proportions. I wrote and article about most marble containing trace elements of uranium and being radioactive. I could have just as well exploded this into the possibilities of getting cancer from marble countertops, feeding the food prepared on these radioactive countertops to children.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

Posted in blogging, personal

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