Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Working Writer's Club

Have you heard of the Working Writer's Club or Suzanne Lieurance, the Working Writer's Coach?  If not, you need to learn more.

I've been a member of the club for at least a year; however, it has only been in the last several months that I've really started to explore all the benefits.  The club offers so many things that I will not even scratch the surface, but please click on the link below and start (or continue to build) your own path to publication.

The WWC teaches you how to build a freelance career, it increases your focus on your goals and objectives and helps you set reasonable and attainable goals if you are having a difficult time doing so.  There is training and support from Suzanne and club members that serve in a mentorship role with the interaction and exchange of information.

As a member of the club, you gain access to teleclasses and loads of information available via the resource center, audio center and forum.  You can even hire Suzanne as your own personal writing coach for a nominal fee well worth the information and assistance you gain.

But, don't take my word for below and explore the possibilities for your own writing life.">" width="236" height="320" alt="wwc-are-you-a-writer">

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

First Things First

"The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first: a process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

This quote seems apropos to the writing process--first things first, one manageable step at a time. Some days, what constitutes a manageable step is quite small; other days, the steps are much larger and seem more relevant.

I'm working these days at keeping my intended steps important to the writing process and meaningful in the overall picture. For me, this means an increased focus on writing--creating stories, articles and picture books for which to research homes and dusting off and revising those long left alone. I'm greatly looking forward to just writing and letting the rest be for now. There will come a day for marketing, building a platform and getting my name out there. For now, I must write so as to have some basis from which the rest will grow.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Conquer Your Fear

"I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he
fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record
of successful experience behind him."

~Eleanor Roosevelt (From C. Hope Clark on TOTAL FundsforWriters )

I thought this a great quote to start off a new writing week. Fear is often a major distractor in setting and accomplishing goals. One must forge ahead, despite the fear, to reach success.

Fear of the unknown, fear of not being good enough, fear of many things...don't let it stop you. Conquer your fear and set your own record of success.