Nonfiction Writing exercises

Writing Exercise: Everyone’s an Expert

Created by: Wilson Casey, the Trivia Guy (, on June 25, 2009

“Everybody is ignorant. Only on different subjects.” – Will Rogers

Wilson Casey, a trivia Guinness world record holder, knows A LOT, but also concedes that we are all experts in something. What topic do you know a lot about? Presidential facts? Fashion? Geography? Fishing? Cooking? Love? Relationships? Religion? Choose a topic and write about what you know. Write in whatever form feels comfortable for the topic you have chosen (historical nonfiction, prose, or list format).

Optional: What topic do you NOT know a lot about, but always wanted to or wished you knew? Why?


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