A New Writing Adventure
A few weeks ago I mentioned in one of my blogs that I was heading for a writing venture.
Sharing this new writing adventure with you is to hopefully make me more accountable and keep me on track, but also to be able to share with you what I am learning.
I found that downsizing the number of blogs I had built to be a bit difficult since I had put quite a bit of time and effort on these blogs/sites. It was like letting go of an acquaintance, not quite a friend yet but definitely still difficult to do. I have to admit that besides writing or blogging, I really enjoy building websites, it lets my artsy creative hat take over.
Right now, I’m mostly concentrating on my Tidbits Website being that this will be the “future launching pad” for the books that I plan on writing. I did also incorporate a page for smoothies and one to "Humor Your Cat", both were parts of my previous sites. The idea is to downsize enough so I have more free time to actually write.
As I learn how to sharpen my writing skills, the Kindle book formatting and book selling process, I so far have read:
“How to Discover Best-Selling Nonfiction eBook Ideas - The Bulletproof Strategy” and
“How to Write a Nonfiction eBook in 21 Days - That Readers LOVE!” both by Steve Scott
I find that Steve’s books are easy to read, understand and very straight forward.
I most recently finished reading “23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life” part of Steve Scott’s “Productive Habits Book Bundle.”
Reading this kind of material helps me stay motivated, productive and hopefully focused.
We all need, from time to time a little extra push, a little motivation or even a little pat on the back.
I also signed up for a couple of on-line writing courses from Udemy. These courses are often discounted for a very reasonable price. Udemy actually offers courses on a lot of different subjects. Worth checking out!
I am now reviewing some of Nancy Hendrickson’s writing books and her course “The 15-Minutes Writer: The Ultimate Productivity Hack”. This course give’s you tips on how to find time to write and includes several writing exercises.
I'm trying to regularly practice my writing in a spiral notebook, from the course exercises given but I also like to include my own free writing with my own ideas and thoughts.
A note book of some kind is a must for all who want to write, it is to receive ideas, thoughts, bits of info, etc.
Practicing, doing and going forward!
I welcome any questions, sharing or comments you may have.
By Danielle Manibog
“If you want to engage in a vibrant conversation with the wisdom that dwells
just a hair below your conscious awareness, write.”~ Janet Conner
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