What would you do if you were penniless and (perfectly legally) in a foreign country? Try to get a job? Pack up and go home?
What if neither of those options were available, for different reasons? What would you do?
I solved my particular problem by writing, and I’ve built a business around it. In the process I’ve learned a whole lot about writing in general and about e-business in particular.
Want to know what I’ve learned? It’s all in these posts and pages.
I’m guessing that quite a lot of those books you see on Amazon – you know the ones, Dinglesplotchit, by Famous J Author and Unknown Newbie. ,rely on Famous J Author’s name and Unknown Newbie’s effort. They appear to be co-authored, but are they really? Do they really sit down and thrash out each page […]
Are you ready for Christmas?
What do you mean, ‘No’?
OK, I’m kind of joking, but there are good reasons to write seasonal content, and since you almost certainly get fed up with routine writing, why not mix things up a little? Get started on your writing for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. A change, so they say, is as good as a rest, so learn to write good seasonal content for yourself and/or your clients.
Some people don’t write because they think they can’t. High expectations are good, but not if they stop you from getting your stuff out there where it can promote you and your business. So what can you do to improve your writing?
Use Active rather than passive language.
Write about what your readers want to know, not what you want to say.
And what ever you do, don’t …
October is the month of Halloween, so it’s time to write horror. Scary or funny? There’s often a fine line between the two, and it’s worth thinking about that. Why do people laugh at horror films? What are the cliches involved? What’s scarier, a well written ghost story or a movie? Also topics themed around the number 10 and the color yellow.