A Way With Words

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Do you have a way with words? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be here. The question is, what is the best vehicle for your wordsmithing?

The writing world is much bigger than you may realize. You might start out in fiction, but don’t let a definition limit your possibilities. The sad truth is, you can starve to death writing fiction, but if you know the basics of telling a story, you can market your work in a variety of venues.

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Finding The Time To Write

In launching a writing career, it seems like an easy endeavor. Pick up a pen and a pad of paper; sit in front of a keyboard and your favorite writing program; hell, grab a crayon and a piece of cardboard. I mean really, they’re just words — how hard can it be?

Let me count the ways.

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Let's Talk About Blogging, Baby

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I’m a big fan of blogging. I’ve had a personal blog for friends and family for four years, and I’ve tried to blog every day. To date I have over 1800 pages – enough to fill a couple of large books, or four smaller ones, or a combination thereof.

Why, you ask, would someone blat out a blog entry every day? What on earth have I found to talk about every single day? More to the point, what is the motivation for my daily blogging habit?

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Just another day in Empire Building

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Unfortunately, my primary job has taken precedence over tweaking. This does not make me happy — as a matter of fact, it makes me rather crabby. At some point, something has got to make way.

In the meantime, JamsBio may be of some interest to you. I originally found the site in the early stages, when they were calling for writers to submit their “JamsBios”, or music memories. As a total music freak AND a writer, this was right up my alley.

The website is loaded with really cool features, including a widget you can post on your own blog. (if I haven’t posted mine yet, it’s in the works.) The memories run the gamut, covering every genre of music and the memories themselves are touching, funny, thought-provoking and…well, memorable.

Take a look. It’s a unique way to visit some of your favorite music, and maybe the Muse will sing to you and inspire you to share some of your favorites.

Today’s Quote:

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~Gene Fowler

Quote courtesy of The Quote Garden .

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