By Jennifer S. Wilkov
As authors and writers, we’re always learning about resources and industry tools that we can use to improve our book project performance and the enjoyment of our writing and marketing experiences. Today let’s talk about writing.
Writing takes so many forms these days – electronically and in print.
As a writer, you can:
- Blog, – either on your own site or on others
- Freelance – online or for a physical newspaper or magazine
- Tweet & Post – another way to quickly write, communicate and express yourself in 140 characters or less
- Ghostwrite – write a book for someone else in their voice and style
- Write your own book – for a hardcover, paperback or an electronic reader
Today’s writer has many options for outlets. All you have to do is want to write.
The rest will follow.
Pick up your pen or slide your chair up to your keyboard and let loose!
The heart of a writer beats loudly for the topics and subject matter we’re passionate about. Pay attention to your passions and write your heart out!
Many will appreciate you and your willingness to express your thoughts, feelings, and ideas and well as your courage to share your personal stories.
It takes a while for many to understand that writing becomes a part of who you are. With so many venues to write for, all you really have to do is begin with the desire to do it.
Then, my fellow writing colleagues, you’ll find that the more you write, the more people you’ll reach and the greater impact you’ll have on the human race.
William Wordsworth said, “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
I like to add “and fill your paper with your hook!” Engage the reader – no matter whether you write a short tweet, a fantastic novel or a magical memoir. Hook ‘em with your writing.
You too can have an impact on humanity if you just pick up your pen and write.
It’s not about how much you write. Sophocles said, “A short saying often contains much wisdom.” Don’t discount those simple posts on Twitter or Facebook. They too can change someone’s life.
It is the author, though, that often captures the soul of their story and that of the reader by crafting a book that engages and enrolls someone to finish it from cover to cover.
For even Oscar Wilde said, “Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.”
Cast aside your fears and doubts about whether your life is significant enough. Share your story, imagination and real life experiences. Write them down.
You just may find a whole worldwide audience waiting to be inspired, entertained and enlightened by what you have to say.
Many great men and women have become authors at every age and stage of humanity.
Make your writing great and make a difference.