Welcome back! You may have noticed that I am alternating my two blogs now. I’m doing that to give my faithful followers a break quite frankly. Asking you to read two blogs per day is a bit silly, don’t you think? So one day it will be Artistry With Words and the next day we’ll do A Moment With Bill. Hopefully that way you won’t be disgusted when you see my blog pop up online. J
Topic of the day is creativity. Read the quote and then we’ll chat.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”
Yep, you have to be creative in this business. Everyone is doing the same old things in case you haven’t noticed. Facebook is overflowing with promotions, as is Twitter. How about coming up with new ways of promoting your writing?
What do you do that’s a bit different? If you have any new suggestions feel free to mention them in your comment. I’d love to hear something new for a change.
TIP OF THE DAY
Schedule a reading at your local library. Walk in, tell them that you are a writer, and see if they will let you read some of your works on a given day. Who knows, right? What have you got to lose? Sooner or later you are going to have to step out into the world and face the audience….why not today?
CONTEST OF THE DAY
For you poets there is the Button Poetry Contest….and you can check them out here.
WRITER OF THE DAY
Say hello to Marissa, a young lady with a passion for life and an infectious smile. You can find her brand new blog right here…it is called Tiny Pilgrim and I love the title. J
SITE OF THE DAY
Have you ever done a vlog to promote your latest work? Do you even know what a vlog is? Well you can find out by reading this helpful article. Give it a try….vlogging is a nice way to attach your face to your writing and allow others to get to know you in a natural setting. Remember, we are trying to find creative alternatives to promote your work, right?
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Look at the picture and then close your eyes and let your mind roam….and then write down a paragraph based on those thoughts….who knows…there might be a best-selling book in those thoughts.
WEIGHT LOSS TIP OF THE DAY
Huh? Is Bill losing it? What’s with the weight loss nonsense?
Just my over-active mind at work. I was thinking that if you edited all the fluff from your next piece you would have a slimmed down work of art. Get it? Weight loss?
Seriously….something I remember a teacher of mine telling me a long time ago: if a section has no value to the story then erase it. Good stories do not need distractions, so eliminate them and allow the writing to flow in the intended direction.
MORE ON FRIDAY
Every other day with this blog….so tomorrow I’ll be doing another Moment With Bill blog, and I’ll see you back here for more writing tips on Friday. Have a great day writing.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”