Professional Writing Tip: Embrace Failure, It Builds Your Success

Here’s my writing tip of the week: keep writing until you succeed. Failure is only feedback—and failure is the only way you’ll succeed. You can’t avoid failure, so embrace it. I’m offering this insight to you because I’ve had a week of writers telling me that whatever they’re doing (self-publishing, content marketing, blogging etc) “isn’t working.” One self-publishing author said: … Read more

Sell Your Writing Today: 8 Fun And Savvy Copywriting Tips To Help

Want to sell your writing? Today, it’s essential that you put a little effort into promoting your writing, even if you hate self-promotion. (More on that in a moment.) As a freelance writer, you’re competing with writers from all over the world. If you’re a self-publishing author, millions of books compete for attention on Amazon and elsewhere. Copywriting (promotional writing) … Read more

Get Motivated: Your Way Is The Right Way

Do you doubt yourself? Can’t get motivated? Maybe you’re following someone else’s rules for creativity, and they’re not right for you. If you can’t get motivated to write, consider which rule you’re trying to follow Maybe it’s not your rule at all. Is it: “Best practice”; What “everyone” does; (A loud, nagging inner voice, which sounds a lot like your … Read more

Writing To Get Results, Even If Writing Is Hard For You

Do you worry that you “can’t write”? I’m fond of saying that if you can talk, you can write. To get results from your words, focus on clarity—know what you want to say, so that you can say it clearly, for your intended audience. Always keep your audience in mind. To get results, you’re always writing for one person—even if … Read more

Achieve Your Goals: 3 Tips To Use Writing To Get What You Want

Words are powerful; use them to achieve your goals. In this article, we’ll look at three tips to use writing to get what you want: Define your goal—make it clear to yourself; Ask questions, firstly of yourself, then of others; Communicate until you get what you want. Writing is powerful. When Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote his play Cardinal Richelieu in 1839, … Read more