QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I believe in taking chances and living your life. Sometimes doors open and others close and you have to figure out which one you’re going to take. I’m always for the one that’s challenging.”
Rarely does a day go by when I am not approached by someone who says their writing career is going nowhere and they don’t know what to do about it. Well I know the one thing you shouldn’t do and that is to remain stagnant.
What is the worst thing that can happen if a new idea does not work out? It fails! Oh well! We will never know if a new approach will work unless we work it.
This new online world is a learning ground for us all. Half the time I don’t have a clue what I am doing, but I keep doing something in hopes that I’ll hit the mother lode and find success. I keep trying new angles. My new Exploring the Back Roads series is an example. Who knows if a collaborative effort of travel articles will help or not? I certainly don’t know, but there is only one way to find out and that is do it.
One of my best writing buddies is Mike Pugh, or Cloud Explorer online. Mike is constantly trying new things. His latest gig is Bubblews, but he has spent countless hours making videos for YouTube with limited success. Next month who knows what he will try, but I guarantee you he will try something. Mike doesn’t have an ounce of quit in him, and he will always have my respect because of it.
That leads me to my two tips of the day.
TIP OF THE DAY #1
Improve your writing skills. This is a broad-ranging tip but one I don’t think enough writers pay attention to. You can have the greatest marketing idea in the world, but if you are a terrible writer people will leave you in droves.
TIP OF THE DAY #2
If you have writing skills then find a unique way to package those skills. Don’t be part of the flock that includes hundreds of thousands of other writers; find your own path and make it work. If you write recipes then find a new angle; if you write travel articles do the same. Find a way to showcase your unique qualities as a writer, and if you fail then try something else.
SITE OF THE DAY
My friend Suzette has a lovely blog that certainly does not get enough visitors. Here it is for your reading enjoyment.
PROMPT OF THE DAY
Inspired by this? Then write about it. J
MONEY SITE OF THE DAY
Writer’s Weekly is looking for new articles. They pay $60 per 600 word article, and lately they are looking for “success” stories. Check them out here.
MORE NEXT WEEK
I want you inspired. I want you to spread those wings and prepare for lift off. I don’t want to hear about the challenges; I want to hear about your solutions. What are you going to do to find success with your writing?
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”