Monday, 10 December 2018

My Website For Writers is More Popular Than Ever

I've been running a website for writers for well over a decade now.

At first, I had a site that was a bit of a hit and miss with design and content because I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing, but it was still popular.

Then I created a better site for writers that was really popular and I received thousands of signups for my newsletter.

Then I sold that website but kept my email list and began a new website for writers which I still have at https://ruthiswriting.com.

But a few months ago I retired my email list to concentrate on my writing more, but as it turned out, I've spent more time working on our house renovations.

It's been a really busy time here with so much to do including buying new furniture and fittings, small renovations jobs we've had to do ourselves, making curtains, and having so many builders here, all with questions when building things don't go according to plan, which it turns out, happens often.

So I've been sucked away with dealing with everything going on here including having a family member in hospital for a few weeks and my husband having shingles.

But through it all I've still been writing (but not as much as I've wanted to), sorting out a new distribution channel for my books, and also keeping an eye on my websites.

And what I found that was surprising is that my RuthIsWriting.com website has become more popular than ever with far more page views than ever before.

I had thought about retiring that website but now I'm having second thoughts.

So what I'm going to do is revive it in the New Year and write regular writing articles and also allow guest articles from other great writers.

I may even start another email list so that everyone can follow what I'm doing and learn even more ways to earn money from writing.

So watch this space.

I'm also going to be revamping and improving all my books and ebooks for writers which means they will be bigger and more expensive than they are now. So if you want to take advantage of their current low prices, you'd better act now.

And if you do, you can use them to help you earn more money from your writing than ever before.


http://www.cheritonhousepublishing.com/make-money.html


Monday, 3 December 2018

The "Yoda" Way to Write More and Earn More

"Do or do not. There is no try."
~ Yoda

If you want to earn more money from your writing (and don't we all), the 'so-easy-you'll-kick-yourself' thing to do is eliminate one 3-letter word from your vocabulary.

And that word is 'try.'

When you want to get a writing project done, don't say you're going to try and finish it.

Instead, replace "I'll try to get this writing done" with "I'm going to get this writing done."

And then just sit down and do it.

No excuses.

Saying you're going to try and get something done means you're already seeing yourself NOT doing it.

It's like when someone says "I'll try and make it to the party tonight," which really means they're not going to make it at all. And we all know that.

And it's the same when you say you're going to try and get more writing done or try and get a project finished. As soon as you use the word 'try' you're already defeated.

So starting today, remove the word 'try' when you're talking about getting things done.

As the wise Yoda said to Luke Skywalker in the movie Star Wars, "There is no try."

So tell yourself you'll do it and you will.

But tell yourself you'll try, and you won't.

Now...sit down and write.


Goodbye Writer's Block:
How to Be a Creative Genius and Have an Abundance of Ideas Plus the Inspiration and Motivation to Write
http://cheritonhousepublishing.com/books/WB.html


Friday, 9 November 2018

Stop Waiting and Start Writing

Many people I’ve met who call themselves writers never actually write a thing.

They’re all talk, and they have a multitude of reasons for not writing, and none of them are true.

Many say that their writing is still in the ‘planning stage’ whatever THAT means.

But it does remind me of an episode from the British sitcom, Red Dwarf (which is hilarious).

The comedy is set on an interplanetary mining ship that is lost in deep space.

One of the crew, Arnold Rimmer, wants to take the officers exam so that he can be promoted.

But he’s so nervous about it that he spends all his time planning how he’s going to have enough time to study for it.

In the end, he takes so long to plan out his study time, that he ends up with no time to study and fails the exam.

And this can be a problem for many writers who are busy ‘planning’ their writing without ever writing anything.

So what can you do if you find yourself procrastinating all the time instead of writing?

Simply this: -

Don’t get it right, get it written.

This means just do it, because writing badly is better than not writing at all.

In fact, I feel so strongly about this, that I’ve changed the subheading on my writing site (https://ruthiswriting.com) to “Don’t Get It Right, Get It Written” because that’s what you need to be doing every day.

And if you’re stuck for a way to find so many writing ideas that you’ll be suffering from ‘Idea Overload,’ read my latest article, Never Look An Off-Line Gift Horse In The Mouth at https://ruthiswriting.com/articles/2018/offline-gifthorse.html

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Short Script Writing Opportunity

The Director's Club Showcase 'Santa's Secret...'

Director’s Cut

Deadline for submissions: Midnight on Thursday 22nd November 2018

New writing opportunity from Director's Cut Theatre Company for Christmas!

The Brief
– 5-7 minute monologues, duologues or short plays for up to 4 characters
– Short plays based on the secrets being kept/hidden at Christmas
– Comical stories, dark tales, dramatic moments, true stories, fictional ones, we are open and interested!

This brief is completely open to interpretation by the writer, it can be based on true life stories or fictional.

Seeking out scripts that have a strong sense of character and story, and that move and evoke emotion within the audiences, be it through laughter or tears.

More information, including submission instructions, can be found at:

https://directorscuttheatre.co.uk/about/opportunities/