Monday, September 29, 2014

What Did You Learn Today?

Do you learn something as a writer every single day? I try to. I subscribe to a number of writing blogs as well as writing websites and try to learn from these other authors every day as part of my overall business plan.

Today, I found this article, 5 Mistakes I've Made in Writing by Frank Viola to be very helpful as well as familiar. I've taught these things in my writing workshops and seminars.

Read the article and learn what Frank Viola, and I, have learned from decades of being writers.
Happy Writing.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Blogging Workshop

Tomorrow morning I'm teaching a blogging workshop to a group of direct sellers. I'm excited about this opportunity and look forward to the interaction with other bloggers.

Every time I teach a blogging workshop, I learn so very much. In an effort to stay current and practice what I preach, I do research for each and every workshop. And I learn from that research.

Are you still learning while blogging? I don't see how one can blog without learning more about blogging.

So, learn, teach, blog and grow as a blogger.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Everybody's Doing It!

What's everybody doing?


Blogging is not just for beginners. The most famous authors have found the need to blog.

Why blog?

Blogging lets us connect with our readers on a more personal level.

Blogging opens the doors to interaction with our readers because they can comment on blog posts.

Blogging opens new marketing opportunities.

Blogging is an additional creative outlet.

Blogging allows us to reach a new audience.

Blogging makes us reachable.

Blogging keeps us relevant.

And more!

Are you blogging?

Monday, September 8, 2014

I Call it Revision, Revision, Revision

Jeff Goins, one of my favorite writing bloggers, calls it the 5-Draft Method. I call it revision, but it's all the same thing. If you're going to write a book, you are going to write it more than once before it's written.

Even then, when you think you're finished, you will probably second guess yourself about it, wondering if this or that could have used more revision. You will ask yourself if you should have had it edited at least one more time.

This side of the writing process tends to surprise people. Be not surprised. Whatever you have written will need to be revised again and again.

Revise to the end. Then, before you second guess yourself out of publishing altogether, just publish it and move on to your next project.

There is much writing to do.