Friday, 15 October 2021

Why Do You Want To Write?

It's great to want to be a writer, even better if it's how you want to earn your living.

But before you can take it to the next level, you need to know what kind of writer you want to be. What is it that you want to write?

When you imagine yourself as a writer, what are you doing? What are you writing?

Are you writing books? Articles? Copywriting? Journalism? Fiction? Non-fiction? Essays?

What is it that you want to write?

They say that once you go somewhere in your imagination you can go there in life.

But what if you don't know where you want to go and what you want to do?

I had the same issue when I first began writing, so  I did everything. I tried every kind of writing that I could. I tried whatever appealed to me. And that taught me not just what I was good at, but also what I wasn't good at. Writing erotic stories was something I was really, REALLY bad at.

I also learned what type of writing I enjoyed.

So if you're sitting on the proverbial fence, or you don't know what kind of writing you want to do, just start. It doesn't matter what you do, just do something. Take a course, buy a book, start journalling, start searching online, enter a competition, find some writing prompts.

Once you begin you'll feel motivated and soon you'll know what you want to do.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

The Easy Way to Write More

Wouldn't it be great if you could write more than you do now? What if you could sit down and find that you're far more productive and write more articles, book chapters, and stories in one sitting than you ever could before?

Is that even possible?

You bet it is, and it doesn't even have anything to do with writing faster.

If you want to write more, you need to want to do it.

Does that sound too simplistic? Well, it isn't.

You see, if there's one thing I've learned in life, it's that if you don't want to do something then you either won't do it, or you'll do it badly, or slowly. It's something all we humans inherently do. You'll know what I mean if you've ever watched a sulky teenager doing a household chore that they don't want to do. See the hilarious short video below: "How to avoid washing a car by Kevin the teenager - BBC"

It doesn't matter what it is, if we don't feel excited, motivated or we simply have no interest in doing something, we just won't do it.

And if 2020 taught us anything, it's that working from home is harder than going out to work because there's no boss, no set hours and far too many distractions. Being at home doesn't provide the motivation to sit down and start writing.

But the truth is that you can't wait for motivation before you start. Motivation won't show up for work until you do. I know, because I battle with this problem every day. 

The only way to defeat it is to have more bum in chair time and shut off all distractions. I have a computer that I use exclusively for writing so that I don't have all the usual online distractions to deal with. I have nothing on it but my writing files, and when I have to go online, I switch to my other computer and transfer my files on a flash drive.

You can't find motivation but it can find you.

And it always finds you when you're already working.

Want more help getting started?

Download my Monthly Challenge Writing Series and work your way through them all.

They'll get you started quickly.

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Monday, 11 October 2021

50,000 Words A Month. A Life-Changing Amount of Writing

 Every November, writers all over the world take part in NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month.

NaNoWriMo is all about writing a 50,000-word, first draft manuscript for a novel, and doing it in a month.

This challenge came about because most people never write that much in a month. In fact, most people never write nearly that much, which is why it's a challenge.

But it got me thinking. What if all writers aimed to write 50,000 words every month? Not just novel writing, but a compilation of all their writing - stories, articles, tips, letters, ebooks, blog posts, plus everything else that's written and published or submitted in a month?

Can you imagine how much that would change your life if you did it? Even if you missed the 50,000-word mark, what if you wrote 30,000 words every month?

Wouldn't that be amazing?

This is what my Monthly Challenge Writing Series ebooks are all about.

The latest one, 'Fast & Profitable Article Writing' is currently available for the introductory price of only 99 cents.

And that small investment will guide you through writing more articles in a month than you ever thought possible.

Are you up for the challenge or are you happy where you are and have no interest in doing and achieving more?

Don't wait for November.

Download your own copy, start writing now, and commit to seeing it through for the next 30 days.

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Friday, 8 October 2021

Writing Challenge: Write 50K Words in a Month

 It's now October and the next month is November, or as we writers know it, NaNoWriMo.

Every year NaNoWriMo is held throughout the whole month of November.

National Novel Writing Month has grown from a small group of writers taking part in a yearly novel-writing challenge, to worldwide writing phenomena.

As you probably already know, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to begin writing a 50,000-word (or more) first draft manuscript for a novel starting at midnight on November 1st, and finish and upload it by midnight on November 30th.

I've done this challenge myself, and although it's not impossible to do, it is a lot of work and keeps me on track and writing much more than I usually do every month.

But what if you wanted to take part in NaNoWriMo but you didn't want to write a novel? What if, instead, you challenged yourself to write 50,000 words from all your writing in November - ebooks, articles, freelance submissions, blog posts, etc?

That means writing 1,667 words a day for 30 days. Can you do that?

Or how about you download my latest Monthly Challenge Writing Series ebook while it's still at its introductory price of only 99 cents?

It's called 'Fast & Profitable Article Writing and takes you through 30 days of writing articles and earning money.

And while you can't control exactly how much money you'll earn, you can control how much you write. 50,000 words in one month. And this ebook will get you started fast.

Fast & Profitable Article Writing

Fast & Profitable Article Writing